The Opportunity

YACVic (Youth Affairs Council Victoria) is seeking up to 15 young people from migrant or refugee backgrounds to become passionate Young Health Ambassadors. Together, you will create youth-led content and a campaign that challenges stigma and increases health literacy in your community in a way that is culturally relevant and sensitive. 

What does it involve?

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The Young Health Ambassadors will bring up to 15 young people from migrant or refugee backgrounds with interests in public health and/or marketing/media/communications, to participate in workshops and create content over 4 weeks.

Translators (Arabic, Chinese and/or Punjabi)

Translators will work in small teams to translate existing health resources into social media content and/or resources that are culturally sensitive and relevant to groups of young people in your community.

Arabic, Chinese and Punjabi have been identified as the three priority languages for these translated resources. While we are not seeking evidence of language proficiency, you should feel confident in translating information for friends, family or community members.

Campaigners (open call)

Campaigners will go through a series of four workshops, held online every Tuesday starting 20 September until  11 October from 5.30pm - 7.30pm.

Together you will create content and a campaign to address a health issue in your local community. This could be around staying COVID-Safe, or it could be around general health checks, mental health, cancer or other health issues in your community. 

Campaigners are expected to attend at least 3 out of 4 training sessions.

By becoming a Young Health Ambassador, your voices and ideas will be elevated in reaching young people and the broader community.

You can apply to both streams, if you speak one of the priority languages.

What will you get out of this opportunity?

While this is a voluntary role, you will be reimbursed up to $400 for completing translated materials and/or workshop attendance ($100 per workshop), with up to $600 in additional participation and engagement.

You will be provided the creative freedom to advocate and empower other young people from migrant or refugee communities, learn new skills and get access to opportunities that will help you change a health problem you see in your community / among your peers.

About you

You are between 12-25 and are interested in community health and well-being, advocacy, public health, media, marketing and/or communications for migrant and refugee communities. Experience in media or translating content is desirable but not necessary for this program. All we ask is that you are able to make 3 out of 4 of the sessions.

We are keen to hear from young people from migrant or refugee communities who are underrepresented, and encourage applications from young people from migrant or refugee backgrounds who are also LGBTQIA+, rural/regional, disabled young people and/or First Nations. 

Contact us if you have any questions about child or cultural safety, or to ask if this role is right for you. Keep scrolling down for our contact details. 

Apply now

To apply for this opportunity, complete this Microsoft Form by 11.59pm, Sunday 11 September 2022. We are also happy to support you to fill this application out, check out our contact details below. 

Accessibility and Inclusion

At YACVic, we take access and inclusion seriously. We are committed to making every event as accessible and inclusive as possible for all members of our community. If you have a specific access request, would like further information or want to provide any suggestions, we would love to hear from you. 

You can email or call us with your access and/or support requirements. 

Our work takes place through the lands of the Aboriginal nations within Victoria and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We acknowledge that Sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

Contact Us

For any questions, concerns or support please contact For any questions, concerns or support please contact Thomas Feng (he/him), YACVic Media and Communications Manager at tfeng@yacvic.org.au or on 0431 285 275.

Privacy & confidentiality

Your information will be used to help us select a diverse and representative group. Your information will be stored in a secure location that is only accessible to those staff working on this project.

Commitment to Child Safety

YACVic is a child safe organisation. By attending these events, you agree to join us in our commitment to child safety