Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 2023 NYSF Year 12 Program visits in January. Our in-person visits will take place from 16 - 19 January.

Visits in the program are designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and encourage continued studies in these fields. 

Role Description

All volunteers have the following responsibilities:
  • Adhere to all NYSF policies and procedures, including the NYSF Codes of Conduct, NYSF Child Safety Policy and Procedures, and NYSF COVID-19 Policy and Procedures - In-person Events.
  • Provide pastoral support and care to participants and other volunteers.
  • Provide basic first aid and/or seek suitable medical treatment as required.
  • Maintain accurate records of incidents and responses, as directed by the NYSF Manager, Programs.
  • Escalate incidents as required to members of the Student Staff and/or NYSF corporate team as specified in guidelines provided before visits commence.
  • Contribute to ensuring the safety of all participants and student staff by monitoring security throughout the program, and
  • Be a friendly, enthusiastic presence throughout, engaging with students and staff about their experiences.
It is important to emphasise that these are not program delivery or administrative roles.

Position Requirements

Skills, experience and attributes:
  • Must be over 18 years of age.
  • An interest in the NYSF and its programs and support for the vision and mission of the organisation.
  • The ability to interact positively with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong communication skills and a capacity to be empathetic and supportive to participants and other volunteers.
  • Commitment to maintaining appropriate levels of privacy for sensitive or confidential information.
  • An interest and/or experience in programs for young people.
  • Physically able to walk moderate distances (15-30 minutes at a time) and to sit for extended periods (up to two hours).
Other essential requirements are:
  • Current Working with Children Check (WWCC) or equivalent registration that is valid in the state/territory where you volunteer.
  • Current nationally recognised first aid qualification (typically HLTAID003 or HLTAID002).
  • Current CPR qualification.
  • Up to date COVID-19 vaccination by the commencement of the visits (including COVID booster).
  • The ability to get to and from visit locations.
  • Own smartphone capable of accessing the internet without wifi.
  • Comfortable with accessing information on a smartphone or other mobile device (training will be provided as required to use any of NYSF's systems).
Supervision and support
All volunteers are supervised and supported by NYSF corporate staff. NYSF Staff may be onsite, however, may also be working remotely and contactable by phone. Student Staff may also be onsite to assist with visits. More details will be provided closer to the date.

Application Process
Please complete the following survey for all locations by Wednesday, 30 November. Expressions of interest will be reviewed by the NYSF team, with volunteers contacted thereafter. Volunteers will be required to undertake online training and information sessions before the commencement of visits. 

Please get in touch with the Manager, Programs at if you have any questions or queries.