About St John’s Youth Services

St John’s Youth Services (SJYS) works with young people in the Adelaide metropolitan area aged 16 to 25 who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. As well as individuals, we accommodate and support young couples, families, single mums or dads, and their dependent children.  We believe in young people and refuse to define them by their temporary experience of homelessness. Instead, we focus on each young person’s talents and ambitions, and their capacity to overcome the challenges in their past and to take control of their future.

Volunteer opportunities at St John’s Youth Services

Promotion and Events Team

Utilise your communication skills and creativity to assist SJYS expand its reach and influence in the community. Build your professional portfolio and gain real-world communications, marketing, event planning and/or journalism work experience, and help young people experiencing homelessness in SA.

Be part of the St John’s Youth Services ‘Promotion and Events’ team, and assist us expand our reach and influence in the South Australian community.

Working under the guidance of the Marketing Manager, you will gain real-world work experience and have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of evidence to showcase your skills to future employers.

Activities will include:

  • contribute to the development and implementation of PR and promotional campaigns;
  • design marketing materials (print and digital);
  • assist with events

Currently planned activities include the Story Project, which will gather stories from young people who have been involved with our crisis accommodation and support services, and share these via a range of mediums including text, video and social media.

As a youth-focussed organisation guided by a belief in the capacities of young people, you will be encouraged to develop your own ideas and be supported to implement these.

While days and hours are flexible, we are looking for a commitment of at least one morning or afternoon a week. This may increase during busy periods, such as during events or campaigns. There is also scope to undertake some work remotely.

If you would like more information or to submit an application for the SJYS Promotion and Events Team, please complete the Volunteer Application Form and send it to: volunteers@sjys.com.au


SJYS – Volunteer Application Form