Want to be part of our winning team?
We are always looking for Volunteers.
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It is only via the generosity and support of our funding bodies, community partners and local businesses that we are able to support young people in the Blue Mountains.
Donations made to Mountains Youth Services Team Inc. over $2 are tax deductible. MYST (ABN: 19 942 569 473) is a public benevolent institution endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a deductible gift recipient under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
Part of being a great volunteer is loving what you’re doing. MYST has plenty of opportunities for volunteers to be part of improving the life of young people. Be part of the MYST Team and join us in making a social impact in the community.
“Difficult circumstances and relationship breakdown can temporarily impair the success of a young person. On the other hand providing support, consistency and empowerment can transform a young life and their community.”
Visit from the Prince and Princess of Wales (formerly the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge)
MYST is first and foremost a team, and the strength of our organisation and our ongoing success is wholly attributed to the individuals who makeup that team.
From the Board and Leadership Team who wrestle with the tough decisions of strategic direction, to our passionate staff who work to support each and every young person day after day; we are proud to be Mountains Youth Services Team.
As a Team we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to improve the lives of the young people we support.
We understand that good governance and a strong dynamic organisation will create the best possible environment for our staff to work and grow.
We recognise that partnerships are integral if we are to support our clients to achieve the best possible life outcomes.
Partner with us to advocate for young people and to extend the opportunities and choices that are available to them.
How Young People can participate at MYST
How you can participate in how we provide support to you:
- Attend meetings and have a say
- Talk to your youth worker and carer about what you want
- Write a letter to be read in the meeting if you’re not attending or talk to your youth worker about the things YOU want on your plan.
- You have a right to participate in planning
How you can shape your own life:
- CONSULTATION: sharing your views with someone involved in decision about your life
- DECIDING TOGETHER: being involved in decision making
- ACTING TOGETHER: sharing power and responsibility for decision-
- SUPPORT: being supported to make independent decision
An appreciation of the differences made by youth work begins from seeing that measurable outcomes are only part of the picture. It is also vital to recognise that helping young people with more intangible outcomes around social and emotional intelligence that will give them the resilience and self-belief to go forward into adulthood.