Student placement and volunteering

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Join Our Youth Team!

Nillumbik Youth are currently recruiting for a Youth Development Officer. The position is Part-time 0.4FTE until December 2024 at a Band 5.

About the role

The Youth Development Officer is responsible for leading the Council funded Engage! program, providing young people more opportunities to lead and participate in activities and projects that help them achieve their individual goals and aspirations. This position also supports the management of Council's funded FReeZA Program, creating positive and productive connections with key stakeholders and optimising community participation and mobilisation. The focus of the role will be to:

  • designing, planning and delivering programs for young people supporting their wellbeing, development and connection, including an annual youth summit.
  • supporting young people to realise their full potential by providing access to programs that focus on improving skills, career pathways and community engagement aligned to Engage! Funding outcomes.
  • engaging young people in training and youth development activities, including event management, teamwork and leadership development.
  • supporting the delivery of leadership, music, cultural and recreational events that meet the local needs and interests of young people.


Applications are being accepted via the Nillumbik Shire Website. Position description and more information can be found HERE.

Please reach out to  or 0428 577 464 if you would like more information


Volunteer and Student Placement Opportunities 

At Nillumbik Youth, we have a key objective to support young people on work experience, student placement and volunteering.

We believe young people bring in a range of skills and interests, and they add value to our programs and service delivery. We've had students come from a range of courses, including community services and youth work studies. They’ve been involved in research and evaluation or worked alongside youth workers on existing programs and service delivery.

Students and volunteers play a vital role in our team. If that’s you, we value your insight, feedback and opinions on what you think the young people of Nillumbik need.

We certainly don’t want you to just do photocopying the whole time, but want you to support us to shape youth services and delivery and advocate on behalf of young people of Nillumbik. How many students and volunteers we are able to support varies each year.

For more information, contact Nillumbik Youth Tell us a bit about yourself, whether you are looking for a student placement or to volunteer, and what you would like to get out of a placement with Nillumbik Youth.

If you are a full licensed driver and interested in volunteering, there are also opportunities to get involved in the L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program