Working With Us


YACWA advertises position vacancies on Ethical Jobs and Seek, with promotion via our social media.

We encourage you to keep an eye on our Facebook and eNews for open recruitment processes.

Role Closing Position Description Apply
Advocacy and Engagement Manager May 26, 2024 As part of the YACWA senior leadership team, the Advocacy and Engagement Manager will lead engagement with YACWA members, networks, young people and staff to develop member-driven and evidence-based advocacy and policy positions supported with sector engagement opportunities. This may include the co-design of campaigns, writing policy submissions and coordinating sector engagement and learning opportunities. This role will help reduce inequality and disadvantage for young people in Western Australia.


Download the Position Description here

Via seek or by emailing ceo@yacwa.org.au 


Practicum Placements

YACWA accepts a limited number of students on a practicum placement through a relevant field of study. A placement with us is dependent on a variety of factors which include the field of study you are pursuing, as well as our own capacity to support and facilitate a placement which varies throughout the year.

If you are seeking a placement in your pursuit of a youth work, community services or client-facing qualification, it is important for you to be aware that YACWA’s work is focused on systemic advocacy and project delivery.

YACWA does not engage in direct service delivery or client-facing work. If your placement requires direct engagement with young people in a client-focused capacity, we recommend exploring the WA Youth Services Directory for organisations better suited to your placement needs.

If you’re still interested in pursuing a placement with us, our annual reports and website can offer an overview of YACWA’s core work.

Then if you have a request for a placement, please email us with your request, and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible. Our email address is yacwa@yacwa.org.au.

Internships & Volunteering

YACWA has a strategic partnerships with the McCusker Centre for Citizenship UWA, which arranges structured internship placements for UWA students with relevant organisations. UWA students seeking placements with YACWA or other organisations in the youth sector are encouraged to read about McCusker student stories and contact the McCusker Centre for Citizenship directly via internships@mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au for more information.

For students at other educational institutions or interested in working with us, we encourage you to review our annual reports and website to gain offer an overview of YACWA’s core work and contact us directly about at yacwa@yacwa.org.au about a placement.

Keeping In Touch

The best way for young people to keep in touch with YACWA and find out about practicum placements, work experience, internship, volunteering or paid opportunities is via our Facebook & Instagram or joining up as a YACWA member (free for young people aged 25 and under).