volunteer with batyr 2020 

Thank you for showing interest in volunteering with batyr!

It is with the help of our volunteers that we can engage wider networks of young people in positive conversations around mental health and empower them to take charge of their wellbeing and reach out for support when needed.

We are currently recruiting a team of stigma smashers, aged 18-30, in Sydney, New England and Central West who can help us make key decisions around the way we engage young people in your local community. The team will also help to highlight pathways for young people to seek support, while helping to raise much needed funds to allow batyr to deliver programs across the state. We would love to hear more about why you're passionate to volunteer with us and any skills or ideas you can bring to the team!

Applications for Team Captain positions close on the 2nd of March at 5pm.

Other volunteer applications close on the 1st of April at 5pm.

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Our contact information

Batyr Australia Limited (batyr)

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If you have questions regarding the volunteer opportunity please contact Courtney at courtneyc@batyr.com.au

Who we are

batyr is a ‘for purpose’ preventative mental health organisation, created and driven by young people, for young people. Our vision is to see all young people engaged in positive conversations about mental health and to feel empowered to reach out for support when needed. We engage young people through conversations with other young people about mental health and wellbeing, educate through the sharing of young people’s lived experience stories and empower young people by giving them the knowledge and skills to lead mentally healthy lives; in an effort to reduce the stigma surrounding mental ill-health and creating communities that support young people’s mental health and wellbeing. 

batyr is committed to providing a safe, culturally appropriate, inclusive environment for all people regardless of their ethnicity, faith, disability, sexuality or gender identity. We believe that everyone’s voice is valid and worthy of being heard and because of this we strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. This includes but is not limited to, people with a lived-experience of mental ill-health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, LGBTQIA+ people and people with disabilities. 

About the Role

In 2020 we are establishing our first volunteer program in an effort to put young people at the heart of outreach and community engagement to further extend our reach and impact. We want your opinion on our batyr programs and initiatives and their relevance to your local community of young people. At the heart of this role is consultation, advocacy, community engagement, fundraising and events, you will also be required to attend community events to recruit participants for workshops and fundraising challenges. For the full position description visit website here.

About You

More than anything else we are looking for someone with a passion for smashing the stigma around mental ill-health and promoting help-seeking opportunities for young people. We want someone who is keen to share their ideas and perspective on how we can better engage youth in your community and who is willing to put time into this role to develop the program and extend batyr’s reach beyond its current state. For the full position description visit the website here.

This application will be considered for people applying to the roles of batyr volunteer and batyr volunteer team captain in 2020. Please visit our website for the full position descriptions here.

Thank-you for taking the time to fill out your application to volunteer with batyr! We'll be in touch shortly, but in the meantime you can stay up to date with what we're doing by following us on instagram (@batyraus) or signing up to our newsletter here. If you have any questions about the volunteer or team captain roles please email Courtney at courtneyc@batyr.com.au