After almost 3 years, we're excited to share that we have booked a Young Men's Health Forum at the Bankstown Sports Club on Friday September 2, 2022! There will be space for up to 280 students from 35 schools to participate and we have a line-up of 5 speakers sharing their stories and perspectives. Would you like to volunteer? Click here to register.
CLICK HERE to view the program overview (PDF).
Telling a friend about the Forum? Try saying: the Forum helps young men connect and have a conversation about their health and wellbeing. At the Forum students are encouraged to re-evaluate their perspectives on the pivotal issues concerning their health and provide them with the tools to enhance decision-making. The one day Forum provides students with speakers who aim to inform, engage and empower all attendees. We invite the speakers to share their personal stories on the pivotal issues concerning young men. These issues can include mental health, body image, violence, healthy relationships, drugs, resilience and leadership. Past speakers have included Peter Overton, Kathy Kelly and Phil Gould.
Also check out and share the comments in the video from some previous participants.
Are you interested in Volunteering?
Friday September 2, 2022
7:00am - 4:00pm
Bankstown Sports Club
8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown, NSW 2200
Our volunteer team is what make our programs and events both different and a success! This is an opportunity to make an impact in the lives of young men. We have two types of volunteering opportunities available at this Forum:
- Facilitators lead discussions between speaking sessions. Students are split into small discussion groups and each is led by 1-2 of our facilitators who help students to discuss and share perspectives.
- Ambassadors are responsible for ensuring that the entire day runs smoothly from managing attendees, photography, resource distribution, social media, tech and production.
Frequently Asked Questions.
DO I NEED ANY EXPERIENCE OR QUALIFICATION IN ORDER TO VOLUNTEER?
Volunteers do not need to have any specific experience or qualifications, as they are provided the necessary training in the lead-up to events. However, you must be eligible to receive a Working With Children Check (WWCC) number as volunteers work closely with students under the age of 18. Apply for a WWCC by visiting https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-working-children-check.
HOW MUCH TIME IS USUALLY REQUIRED TO VOLUNTEER?
All our volunteers are required to complete an online Induction (1-2 hours) to start volunteering with us. The Young Men’s Health Forums is the longest commitment, which takes a full day (7am - 4pm). In order to volunteer at a Forum you must also attend a Forum Briefing leading up to the Forum (1-2 hours).
WILL I NEED TO TAKE TIME OFF WORK/STUDY TO VOLUNTEER?
Our Young Men’s Health Forums are run on weekdays, as we work with students that are sent by their schools. If you require time off work or study, we are able to provide you with a letter explaining your application to take time off. Our Inductions and Forum Briefings are usually held on week nights (6:30pm onwards).
HOW OFTEN DO VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS HAPPEN?
Young Men’s Health Forum are held throughout the school year. Volunteers will be notified if there are other opportunities to get involved throughout the year.