Impacting a Pathway to Employment

Helping steer vulnerable young people on a course to employment

Since 2019, Volunteering Geelong has been coordinating the Impacting a Pathway to Employment Program.

Aimed at helping at-risk young people aged 15 to 25 years, each six-week course offers the participants support and advice to prepare them for employment. This includes a valuable volunteering experience that they can add to their resumes.

The program involves two weeks of interactive learning followed by a four-week volunteer placement. Mentors are also available to help them in their volunteering role.

Benefits for participants

Participants get to benefit from a range of experiences and activities. Most notably they have the opportunity to:

  • Work in a team
  • Make new friends
  • Learn new skills, build confidence
  • Do something they enjoy
  • Contribute to the community
  • Something to put on their resume

Next program

Please monitor this page to find out when the next Impacting a Pathway to Employment Program will be run.



Thank you to the Geelong Community Foundation, Frank and Flora Leith Foundation and Dawn Wade Foundation for the funding to make this program possible.

Thanks also to our contributing mentors and the local organisations and agencies who are supporting our participants through volunteering opportunities.