Multicultural Ambassador Program

Young person

Applications closed on Friday 8 April 2022.

Are you a bi-lingual and want to help support the Ryde community?

We are looking for volunteers to become Multicultural Ambassadors and help new residents settle into life in the City of Ryde.

As an Ambassador, you’ll connect newer members of the community who are still learning English to relevant support services and activities, and provide helpful information when needed.

You’ll be a contact point for anyone struggling to find help and support in their own language.

To find out about this role in detail, read the position description(PDF, 109KB)

Register Your Interest

Registrations close on Friday 8 April 2022. Please contact Frank from the Community Migrant Resource Centre on 0415 132 866 or email him to discuss your suitability for the program, find out more about the process. Download the Application Form(PDF, 152KB).

About the Program

With an increasing number of Ryde residents speaking a language other than English at home, combined with a lack of bilingual workers and translated materials for local support services, another avenue is needed to ensure the safe, easy and comfortable settlement of new arrivals in Ryde.

The Multicultural Ambassador Program (MAP) aims to recruit, train and skill and support a group of bilingual volunteers to become Multicultural Ambassadors who will provide information and referral to City of Ryde's linguistically diverse communities, especially new arrivals.  Through the establishment and implementation of the MAP, residents will have better access to support services, specifically those appropriate for culturally and linguistically diverse groups. The MAP will also provide volunteer and professional development opportunities for Ryde residents, empowering existing and emerging community leaders. The program is a joint collaboration between the Community Migrant Resource Centre and the City of Ryde.