Youth In Detention Activities Volunteer - Alice Springs

Australian Red Cross

  • Weekly activities

  • Ongoing position

  • Join the World’s largest humanitarian network

The program

Youth In Detention Activities (YIDA) is a program that supports Young People 10 - 17 years of age at Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre. Red Cross volunteers facilitate sessions such as cooking, sports, art & music to engage Young People in positive social interactions.

The opportunity

This role suits someone over the age of 18 who is reliable, engaging and is able to hold conversations with Young People whilst remaining neutral and impartial within a Justice environment.

The impact

This program aims to increase the confidence, self esteem and positive relationships of Young People in the Youth Detention Centre. Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.

Our COVID-19 safe practices

It’s vital you review our Red Cross COVID-19 requirements in the ‘Keeping everyone safe from COVID-19’ section prior to applying.

Application requirements

To submit this application you will be required to provide details for two professional references.

Red Cross strives to create a safe and inclusive culture with wellbeing at its centre. We embrace diversity and welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people with different lived experiences, abilities, gender, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. We are a child safe organisation with zero tolerance of any harm to children. Our vision is to be trusted as the leading humanitarian organisation making a genuine difference in the lives of people and communities.

Thank you for considering volunteering at Red Cross. We also have great career opportunities.

Express interest

  • Location: Alice Springs NT
  • Category Young People


Regular - more than 6 months

Time Required

Sunday morning; Ongoing position


Volunteer induction and role specific training will be provided


  • Covid-19 vaccination
  • National Police Certificate *
  • Working with Children Check *

2 Reference checks

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Express interest