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Current Opportunities - Welcome to my yard

Start making your difference today! 

Volunteers are the backbone of WTMY and we are constantly needing passionate and skilled professionals to help support the work we do with children and young people. Through the work that we do you will learn and grow both personally and professionally, take on exciting challenges and be contributing to an organisation that makes a significant contribution in the lives of communities in need.

 

Current roles available


ROLE: Marketing & communications team manager

As part of our growing organisation we are looking for a suitably qualified marketing or communications professional to help build and lead a diverse volunteer team. The Team Manager will develop a marketing and communications strategy and support the delivery of this across local program and project sites.

Location: Sydney or Melbourne

Length: 12 months

Time Commitment: 12 hours per month

Salary Type: Unpaid

WTMY Program Area: WTMY Management & Development

View Role description: Marketing & Communications Team Manager


Role: Substance Misuse Worker

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Placement Type: International Volunteering Program

Length: 1-3 months +

Time Commitment: Part Time- Full Time Monday- Friday

Salary Type: Unpaid

WTMY Program Area: Social Work Programs

Note: Please check our International volunteering FAQS page for more information on fees and fundraising as part of this placement type.

Role description:

We require an experienced and skilled Substance Abuse creating new processes and better understanding to work with street based children and young people and families at risk within our harm minimization framework

  • Assess project needs in order to identify steps forward for support
  • Engage with the community alongside local staff and volunteers finding creative ways to involve and encourage participation of Street Children & Young People (SCYP) in order to help with our and their understanding and experience of substance misuse.
  • Develop a range of tools and resources for staff and volunteer Key Workers to work alongside vulnerable client groups, including those with literacy issues and across different age ranges.
  • Develop a training pack for staff and volunteers to aid in our understanding of substance misuse amongst street children, young people and families.
  • Assist in developing local networks and referral pathways for our client group
  • Build international networks
  • Assist in other aspects of our project activities.
  • Work in partnership with local volunteers and staff to combine knowledge and expertise.

This post will involve some contact with SCYP but will also be a developmental role for the project.


Role: Rickshaw Café Development Worker

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Placement Type: International volunteering Program

Length: 2 months +

Time Commitment: Varied Monday- Sunday (may involve early mornings/evening work

Salary: Unpaid

WTMY Program Area: Social Business Programs

Note: Please check our International volunteering FAQS page for more information on fees and fundraising as part of this placement type.

Role Description

You will be using your knowledge and experience in Retail and business to help us build and promote our not-for-profit Rickshaw Cafe.
You will actively be working within the business alongside staff and local volunteers.

You can also assist us with our training and learning of business practices with the young people we support. Additionally, you will also help to look for further opportunities for the future, building on ideas from the young people we support.

You will work alongside Directors, young people, tourists, expats and the Nepali business community. Volunteers will need a basic level of fitness as this post involves cycling. The hours will also involve some early morning work.

Our small business projects are designed to help bring an income for the project and provide essential work experience opportunities for the young people we support.

Specification: 35 hours a week – Monday – Sunday ( Flexible )

See more about our Rickshaw Café here <insert link>


Role: Support Worker/ Social Worker

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Placement Type: International volunteering Program

Length: 2 months +

Time Commitment: Monday- Friday (35 hours a week)

Salary: Unpaid

WTMY Program Area: Social Work Programs

Note: Please check our International volunteering FAQS page for more information on fees and fundraising as part of this placement type. 

Role Description

  • Host skill sharing workshops/discussions for staff and volunteers on different themes of practice.
  • Help to deliver the WTMY programmes and support staff with their 1:1 Support work alongside the young people.
  • To work in partnership with local volunteers and staff to deliver our holistic programme of support to the street community.
  • To work with the Director to develop our intervention delivery methods and tools using a clear model of support alongside the Director
  • To assist with developing our tools for individual monitoring and evaluation of the interventions we deliver ensuring we are working to an evidence base
  • To mutually share knowledge and expertise with staff and volunteers to develop best practise and ensure that street children and young people are receiving the best possible service we can provide with our limited resources
  • Assist with all other aspects of project activities.

Please note that this is both a capacity building and a direct delivery placement. Volunteers are requested to have a good understanding of prevention, assessment and intervention delivery, working with complex needs, have worked with strengths based practice and an interest to share their knowledge with others to helps us adapt tools to ensure they fit the local context. They must be either qualified in their field or have good experience of working with a range of tools, resources, or be able to draw on trainings. Volunteers also need to be able to work with mutual respect and partnership of our local staff and volunteers in their field to develop dynamic practices together, drawing on expertise from different cultures and countries for the benefit of street children, young people and young adults.


Role:  Handicraft Development Project

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Placement Type: International Volunteering Program

Length: Minimum of 3 months +

Time Commitment: Part Time/ Full Time 10 am-6pm

Salary Type: Unpaid

WTMY Program Area: Education & Vocational Training Programs/ Social Business Programs

Note: Please check our International volunteering FAQS page for more information on fees and fundraising as part of this placement type.

Role & Responsibilities

About the Role

Objectives: To provide alternative livelihoods skills training for street based women and young women at risk in order to improve their opportunities, choices, knowledge and skill set which will enable access future learning, training or sustainable employment. We wish to keep developing our current projects, re-launch viable ones and ensure that we are providing a meaningful and quality vocational training project that provides realistic and genuine opportunities for women in the future. We aim to empower women through this program and enhance their role in the family and community.

Skills & Experience

The Volunteer will have skills and experience in the handicrafts/ Clothing/ Fashion/ Retail business industry and the ability to assist in the development of small scale business. The volunteer is not expected to train women in tailoring or paper making etc but instead will focus their efforts on product development (for both WTMY and young women’s own business ideas and plans), developing sustainable business small scale business models and promotion.

We are looking for passionate, committed, creative and self starting volunteers who can join our team to provide workable and realistic solutions for WTMY’s social businesses and the young women leaving our vocational training program. It will be an incredible opportunity to use your skills/ experience and mentoring abilities to further Welcome To My Yard.