Teen Days

What are Teen Days?

Vinnies Teen Days out provide young people aged 12-15 years the chance to have a short break and develop friendships whether new or formed as participants on our kids programs.

Who can access Teen Days?
­­Teenagers aged between 12-15 years of age (and in high school) from families experiencing hardship or disadvantage for a variety of reasons are welcome to attend our Teen Days.

Where do Teen Days run?
Teen Days take place throughout the year during school and university holidays. Teen Days Out are currently coordinated by Broken bay, Lismore, Sydney and Maitland Newcastle Youth Coordinators. For further information please contact your local Youth Coordinator on the below conbtact details.

Who benefits from Teen Days?
The program is designed to offer Teens with a break from any hardships they may be experiencing. It also involves a range of activities that encourages teenagers to develop new skills, enhance their self- confidence and encourages friendship development with other teenagers. All activities are organised at no cost to the families or volunteers. All activities are organised at no cost to the families or volunteers and programs are tailored to the interests of the Teenagers.

Can I volunteer on Teen Days?
To become a Teen Days volunteer you must be 18 years of age and over and available to attend our Youth Program Training prior to commencement. Our trained and supported volunteers provide a positive role model and participate in activities alongside the teenagers to ensure that their day is both safe and lots of fun. As this is a program is for children and young people, all Vinnies volunteers aged 18 years and older are required to complete a Working With Children Check and National Police Check. Young adult volunteers (aged 18-35) lead an exciting program of activities such as sports, initiative-based games, leadership skills and opportunities for empowerment and confidence building. We offer a range of youth program and services across the state see our Get Involved page for more volunteering opportunities.

How can I find out more about Teen Days?
For information on how you can become a Vinnies Young Adult volunteer please contact your local Youth Coordinator on the below details.

Teen Days are currently run in the following areas:

Maitland/Newcastle

Contact: maitland.newcastle@vinnies.org.au  or 4032 3560

Sydney

Contact: youth@sydneyvinnies.org  or 0418 441 797

Broken Bay

Contact: bbayyouth@vinnies.org.au or 9495 8306

 

We offer a range of youth program and services across the state - see our Get Involved page for more volunteering opportunities.