If you intend to volunteer with our youth please ensure you provide us with the following:

Completed forms and copies of ID, Ochre card's and Police check's to be emailed to info@gyc.org.au.

If you have any questions relating to volunteering please, do not hesitate to email info@gyc.org.au


We look forward to hearing from you.



did you know?

The Gap Youth and Community Centre was started by a group of volunteers.

In 1977, a group of volunteers came together to provide support and work with the Alice Springs Aboriginal community.  

Over the past 40 years, the Non for Profit Organisation has become a leader within the Youth Services Sector of Alice Springs.


why we need volunteers at GYC?

Volunteers provide an array of talents, skills, capabilities and wisdom that add value to our programs and facilities.

Without volunteers like you, we would not be able to serve our youth and community.


volunteer positions at GYC?

We believe that everyone has talents, skills and experiences that they can utilise to add value to our community.

There are three categories within which you can add value at the Gap Youth and Community Centre, namely;

  • back office
  • operations
  • projects

Back Office

As the name suggests, this relates to the administrative, compliance and supportive activities necessary to facilitate the smooth running of operations. Here are a few examples:

  • IT / Computers
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Risk and Compliance
  • Data analytics


If you would like to volunteer with youth between the ages of 10 and 17,  here are a few examples of activities we would like to expose them to:

  • AFL coaching
  • Basketball coaching
  • BMX racing and tricks
  • Crafts sessions
  • Cooking sessions
  • Dancing sessions
  • Drama sessions
  • Entrepreneurship workshops
  • Hip hop sessions
  • Meditation sessions
  • Musical Instrument session
  • Music Production
  • Leather workshops
  • Land yachts racing

  • Seamstress sessions

  • Table Tennis sessions

  • Volley ball

  • Yoga sessions



These are one off activities, with the purpose of achieving a specific goal. For example if you are a DIY, Music and Sound or Garden and Landscaping enthusiast, we would love to hear from you. Example projects include:

  • Music Room Makeover
  • Wicking Garden revival
  • Worm and Compost setup
  • Climbing frame assembly


If you have skills in other areas or activities,  please feel free to let us know.

 we Would love to accommodate you.


Gap's 40th birthday

In 2017 we celebrated 40 years since Gap Youth Centre was founded by community volunteers as a true, grass-roots initiative. 

Past and current gappies have shares some great memories of Gap over the years. Check them out here.  


advantages of volunteering at GYC?

There are a number of profound advantages of volunteering:

  • Increased sense of purpose
  •  Enhanced self-awareness
  • Counteracts the effects of  stress, anger and anxiety
  • Boosts self-confidence
  • Reduces your risk of depression

In additional to the health and emotional benefits, there are a number of practical and soft skills that volunteering equips participants with:

  • Opportunity to try something new
  • Expand your network by meeting new people and make friends
  • Having fun
  • Contribute to your communities well being
  • Take on a challenge
  • Gain experience
  • Develop skills
  • Improve career prospects
  • Increase your exposure to new occupations and industry
  • Develop self-awareness