Your Side Australia is a leading provider of support services for older people, people living with a disability or mental health condition and their carers across Sydney. Friendship Space brings together people aged 50 and older who may be feeling isolated to meet and connect with their local community members over morning tea. It is held every Tuesday and Thursday in an easy-to-access dedicated space within local shopping centres.

The Friendship Space program aims to ensure that participants:

  • are better informed about how to lead a quality life.
  • are able to access a range of health and wellness services.
  • are engaged and confident to participate within their community can work towards healthy ageing have an improved mental health are socially connected with a dedicated Friendship Space.

During the free meetups, Your Side staff and volunteers will engage participants in creative activities, games, raffles and discussing topics of interest.

Position Description

Volunteers are needed to support event coordination, 1:1 social engagement at meetups and support with storytelling, running information sessions etc.

Position Requirements

  • Criminal Record Check.
  • Formal interview.
  • Willingness to comply with WH&S and volunteer standards.

This opportunity is suited to students with strong people skills, who are approachable and friendly. Volunteers must demonstrate a genuine caring and compassionate attitude and a passion for working with people with a disability, older people or those experiencing marginalisation or disadvantage.


Various locations in Northern Sydney Local Government Area (including Ryde, Lane Cove, Hornsby, Willoughby, Kuringai, North Sydney and Northern Beaches).

Dates & Times

General program support - Weekdays 8:30am to 5:30pm

Friendship Space meeting times – Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am to 12:00pm

Application Process

Please send your expression of interest to ACU Engagement at

Please include in your email:

  • your student number
  • your community engagement unit
  • contact number
  • the number of community engagement hours you would like to complete with Your Side
  • details of the time and days you are available


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