SHAK Youth Centre Volunteer - Darwin

Australian Red Cross

  • The SHAK (Safe Hang-out for All Kids) Team Member

  • Gain experience in engaging young people, running fun and engaging activities

  • One day per week | Ongoing position

The program

First opened in 1984, The SHAK (Safe Hang-out for All Kids) provides an exciting, challenging, safe and educational space for young Territorians. It is the only free youth centre operating in the Northern Suburbs. Located at Sanderson Middle School, Malak. The SHAK consists of a fully airconditioned Gym, wooden floored drama/ movie room, outdoor areas and sporting fields where young people can chill-out; listen, play and record music; run basketball, netball, volleyball, table tennis, indoor cricket and soccer competitions; join graffiti, art, hip-hop and drumbeat workshops; try new (and free!) foods; and access a range of youth support services and mentoring programs.

The opportunity

Red Cross is looking for volunteers to contribute their own strengths and interests to our SHAK team. This may involve facilitating music, art or sporting activities; assisting with food preparation; mentoring; facilitating self-esteem and life-skills building workshops and/or Red Cross curated programs; or simply providing a welcoming and supportive face to the young people who participate in the SHAK activities. Depending on your interests and your availability, you can volunteer at a variety of times in the afternoons and early evening. Volunteers are particularly needed on Friday evenings, Saturdays and during school holidays.

The impact

As a SHAK volunteer, you’ll help to increase skills of young people to take care of themselves and to support their friends. Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network.

Further information

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 an application you will be required to provide details for two professional references.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

Express interest

  • Location: Darwin NT
  • Category Community Services


Regular - more than 6 months

Time Required

Weekdays &/or weekends One day per week | Ongoing position


Volunteer induction and role specific training will be provided


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

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

Express interest