volunteer board of management positions 


Project Youth is a not for profit community organisation that has been operating for over 27 years in
the Sutherland and St George areas with an annual turnover of approximately $5 million from
government, philanthropic trusts and donations.
Our purpose is to create opportunities for young people 12-25 to determine their own future. We
achieve this through a robust 5-year strategic plan with 4 key priorities:
1) Strengthen our Foundations
2) Increase Our Impact
3) Be a catalyst for Social Change
4) Scale & Grow Effectively
The positions
We are seeking nominations to fill two volunteer Board positions with knowledge or skills/experience
in one or more of the following areas:
• Senior Leadership in Not-For-Profit corporate or Government organisations
• Proven capability to provide strategic and sound corporate governance oversight
• Finance and Treasury, including growth plans, fundraising and financial sustainability
• A thorough knowledge of the current issues affecting young people, including policy/advocacy
What is expected of Board Directors
• Attend the Board meeting at our Miranda, Menai or Hurstville office once a month on a
Tuesday evening
• Review Board papers and other proposals ahead of each Board meeting
• Provide visionary strategic leadership and exceptional governance
• Contribute to decision making and provide advice in your area/s of expertise
• Work towards achieving Project Youth’s strategic and financial goals
• Participate and represent the Board at sub-committee meetings and events as required
Selection process and checks
Project Youth aims to have a Board that is diverse in terms of age, gender, race, sexual orientation,
cultural background and lived experience to reflect the communities Project Youth serves. All
applications will be assessed against:
• Relevant knowledge and skills/experience identified above
• Expertise in a profession that would add value to the Board (social work, finance, education,
legal, mental health, HR, youth work, marketing, health, fundraising, leadership, strategy)
• Previous experience as a Board Director
• The capacity to devote the necessary time to undertake the responsibilities of a director
A selection panel will shortlist applicants and conduct interviews. Please note, successful candidates
will be required to undergo a national police check and a volunteer working with children check.

How to Apply
Please send your resume and a covering letter indicating why you would like to join the Board and
what contribution you will be able to make, to Jodie Darge, CEO on jodie@projectyouth.org.au
For our Annual Report & Strategic Plan please refer to our website www.projectyouth.org.au

Student Placements

We get a lot of interest from students wanting to do placements at Project Youth. We're currently working with TAFE NSW, Sutherland College Loftus Campus, to try and accomodate their Youth Work students in the first instance. If you are a TAFE student speak to your placement coordinator.

However, other student may apply by completing the Expression of interest form and emailing it to admin@projectyouth.org.au 

volunteers needed!

Do you believe that young people matter?

Project Youth is looking for volunteers to join our Mentoring Program working with young people at risk. The next training course is due to start SOON.

For more information about the program and to apply, download the application form

If you are willing to support a young person email the completed form to stef@projectyouth.org.au. Stef will get in touch. 

Thanks for your support. It will make a real difference in the life of a young person.

Muscle Up Mentors!

Project Youth is currently looking for male mentors for our Muscle Up/Fit for Life boys fitness program.

The program will run across both Sutherland and St George areas...join one program or join them both!! Programs runs from 7am-8.15am on Weds (Sutherland) and Tues (St George).

Project Youth works in partnership with local police and PCYC to provide assistance and support to young people at risk. The aim of the program is to increase positive relationships between young people and available support services, and increase positive behaviours and school attendance by the young participants.

Muscle Up/Fit for Life has a strong focus on fitness
and encouraging the boys to positively engage in their community.

Our mentors are an integral part of this program. Volunteers who participate in this program are expected to participate in the fitness alongside the young people to encourage them to participate to the best of their potential and also ensure each young person is well supported throughout the program whilst also making the fitness enjoyable!!

If fitness and giving back to your community are both on your new year's resolutions list then please get in contact with Stef E: stef@projectyouth.org.au 

PS it's also a lot of fun!