HSP Youth Program

HSP Youth Program

Volunteer Youth Program Support Assistant

  • HSP Youth Programs 

    SSI HSP Youth Program aims to create inclusive spaces where young individuals can connect, learn, and access support services.

    Volunteers play a crucial role in facilitating these experiences, ensuring participants feel welcomed and valued. 

    HSP Youth Hub

    The Youth Hub occur monthly at Guildford Park and attracts about 70 to 100 young people newly arrived in Australia, aged 17 to 25 years.

    The fundamental objective of the Youth Hub is to provide young people with a secure and comfortable environment where they can gather, foster social connections, and acquire a more comprehensive understanding of the local services and support mechanisms available to them.

    In addition to this, the Youth Hub offers a diverse range of activities including food, musical entertainment, opportunities for sports and recreation, as well as an array of engaging activities such as henna. 

    When: First Friday of every month, starting at 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM 

    Where: Guildford Park, 15 Marian Street Guildford.

    Highlights:

    • Collaboration with local community elders through Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land council
    • Strengthened relations with services like Reclink Australia, facilitating engagement in recreational sports.

    Partner organisations include Reclink Australia, SSI Employment Services Program, TAFE NSW, Western Sydney University, Youth Linkers Service NSW, Navitas, and Lebanese Muslim Association.

    Volunteers and staff arrival time: 11:30 AM

    Youth Drop-in Space

    The Drop – in space provides a safe and welcoming environment for newly arrived young people to eat and drink, listen to music, play games, participate in team building and leadership activities, engage with SSI staff and volunteers and access free WiFi.

    There are also special sessions with guest speakers, such as Connecting Women to Trades program, providing insights into career pathways and SSI employment programs.

    When: Every Friday (excluding the first Friday of each month), from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM. 

    Where: SSI Fairfield Office, 7 William Street Fairfield.

    Engagement: Young people interact with HSP Youth staff and volunteers to express preferences for future events and programs.

    Volunteers and staff arrival time: 11:30 AM

     

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