We are on the lookout for energetic people to teach, encourage and inspire our members.
If you have skills and interests in fields like: Engineering, Robotics, Coding, Electronics, Science, Technology or Maths – the Lismore Clubhouse wants to hear from you!
Up to ten supported volunteer mentor positions are available where you can gain great experience teaching and working with young people. Volunteer times are also recognised by Centrelink.
About The Clubhouse
Part of an International Network of almost 100 Clubhouses in 19 countries worldwide, our Lismore based Clubhouse is the ONLY Clubhouse in regional Australia and one of only four in the country.
The Clubhouse delivers a free safe and creative after school space for young people, where mentors work to help them to explore their own ideas, develop skills, and build confidence through the use of technology.
Our Clubhouse encourages young people to think more positively and ambitiously about their futures. It has a positive impact upon attitudes to school, furthering education, and studying STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Music).
We want our young people to reach their potential – can you help us?
You can commit to as little as 3 hours a week for six months as a Clubhouse Mentor (or by arrangement).
Benefits of Mentoring
The opportunity to explore your interests in a cutting edge environment
The opportunity to help young people build skills and confidence
Experience teaching and working with young people
Orientation to the Computer Clubhouse
Training as needed while mentoring
Contact us today!
If you are 19 years or older contact our Clubhouse Coordinator today on 0428 599 157 to discuss how you can help to inspire our next generation.
Youth Jobs PaTH is an Australian Government initiative to support young people to gain the skills and work experience they need to get and keep a job. It includes an internship work placement plus financial incentives for businesses to hire eligible young people.
Employers benefit because they get to see firsthand how a potential new recruit is going to fit in your workplace, during a 4-12 week internship placement. They may also receive up to $10,000 in financial assistance when they hire an eligible young person.
You may have heard of the Australian Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH internship program but are not confident this is right for you? Or perhaps you have never even heard of this program?
ETC has some helpful information for you. ETC interviewed a small business owner who trialled the PaTH program which had many benefits for his business. Read about it on the ETC Blog >
Transition to Work is a funded program for 15 – 21 year olds who are disengaged from employment or education.
Up to 70% of Enterprise & Training Company’s caseload comes from Centrelink however there is the option to directly register young people that meet eligibility and this is not reliant on the young person being attached to Centrelink.
The eligibility is different depending on the level of schooling however as a general rule if completed year 10, disengaged for 3 months and completed year 12 disengaged for 6 months. However, program officers are able to use discretion in some cases so if attendance hasn’t been great but they are not entirely disengaged please call anyway.
There is at least 1 dedicated Youth Advisor that works at each ECT site as well as the region having a Business Advisor (talking to employers) and Youth Workshop Facilitators (running internal courses addressing barriers).
We are in our 5th year presenting the Young NAIDOC event, which celebrates and builds leadership, confidence and resilience in Indigenous youth!
NAIDOC Week highlights the rich and diverse culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – the First Australians. This year’s theme – Our Languages Matter – aims to emphasise & celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we live & work & their continuing connection to land, water, sea & community. We pay our respects to Australia’s First Peoples; to their unique & diverse cultures, and to Elders past, present & future.
Go4Fun programs are being run in Tweed Heads and Goonellabah for next term, starting after the July school holidays. Go4Fun is a FREE healthy lifestyle program for children who are aged between 6.5 -13 and are above their ideal weight.
The program delivers sustained improvements in families’ eating habits, activity levels, self-esteem and overall health, while being lots of FUN too! Go4Fun has an emphasis on practical, fun learning. Kids play games and make new friends. We focus on healthy lifestyle and positive self-esteem. Go4Fun runs once a week for 10 weeks.
In Term 3 2017 programs will be run in Goonellabah and Tweed Heads, one afternoon per week, from 4-6pm, starting after the July school holidays.
Families can self-enrol by calling 02 6620 7502, 1800 780 900, or via the Go4Fun website at www.go4fun.com.au.
On Thursday June 15, the Positive Adolescent Sexual Health Consortium (PASH) will hold a free Community forum at Byron Bay Community Centre called Young People & Sexual Health in the Online Age – Understanding Technology, the Law and Social Media.
The evening will open with a Byron Youth Theatre performance “So…What about Sex?” and will be followed by an expert panel with professionals flying in from around the country.
Dr Joanne Orlando, Children & technology expert, UWS and Dr Deborah Bateson the Medical Director Family Planning NSW will feature on the panel alongside locally based Adolescent Psychologist Peter Chown, Media Educator Rebecca Asquith, Criminal Lawyer Tracey Randall and Youth and Parent Facilitator Sarah Davis.
Positive Adolescent Sexual Health (PASH) Consortium is a voluntary network of over 38 organisations with a mandate of youth health, safety and wellbeing, particularly targeting young people and families on the North Coast.
Programmed by a young people, youth workers and health experts, PASH 2017 will feature an extensive and engaging program of workshops, talks, multimedia and arts based platforms to develop skills and healthy behaviours around issues of sex, sexuality, sexual health, body image, sex and the law, bullying, homophobia, unplanned pregnancy, consent, where to get help, social media, sex and love online and healthy sexual boundaries.
Parents, teachers, carers, workers and young people are encouraged to attend the event, which will be held at the Byron Bay Community Centre. It will also be Facebook live streamed for those who can’t make it in person.
Community organisations can hold satellite events to watch the Facebook live stream if they would like to bring together people in their own communities.
Young people are encouraged to come along and share their perspectives with the broader community in regards to what they are experiencing online and what they see as the key issues and advantages to the online experience.
The evening forum will kick off at 6.30pm at Byron Bay Community Centre. Bookings are essential for catering purposes: register NOW at the PASH website www.pash.org.au or text on 0403076782.