Pathway to Employment Pilot

Education today for change tomorrow

Australia is facing a youth employment crisis.

Accelerated by COVID-19, an economic downturn and a lack of graduate opportunities have created uncertainty and anxiety for their future prospects.

With an economic downturn, comes a slowdown of our collective progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Achieving sustainability, equality and diversity in society requires us to first empower our youth with the knowledge and opportunities to reach their potential. Only then will we see the SDGs become a tangible reality.

How can we harness giving to widen the pathway to employment?

Decent Work & Economic Growth is the goal. Quality Education is the solution.

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Campaign Partners

Delivery Partners
AVI student volunteering
unaa victoria pathway to employment
Corporate Sponsors
pfizer sponsor
st bishoy college
University Sponsors
UTS centre for social justice & inclusion
university of sydney
st johns college

How did it work?

From July to December 2021, Communiteer, in partnership with AVI, brought together university students and corporate volunteers for a mentoring and skilled volunteering program.

We built our cause-based community around Sustainable Development Goal 4; Quality Education and 8; Decent Work & Economic Growth.

This pilot proved to be hugely successful in its engagement of universities, corporates and not-for-profits, strengthening the pathway to employment for students in need.

Mentoring is now included as a core offering of our university program. Learn more by clicking below!

Who did this support?



gained free access to a pool of volunteers to collaborate on strategic, skill-based volunteering opportunities on the Communiteer platform.

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raised their staff engagement and promote learning and development in leadership, professional skills and knowledge of social issues.



increased their students’ employability and the quality of their education, inspiring empathetic and career-ready members of a global society.

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from corporates had a choice in how they gave, directly collaborating with NFPs and supporting students in mentorship simultaneously.



gained invaluable experience and skill-building with the collaboration on meaningful opportunities guided by industry leaders.

What was the impact?

Download our case study!
How UTS, AVI and Dell are empowering students
How have our mentors experienced Pathway to Employment?
How have our mentees experienced Pathway to Employment?
Mentor Testimonials
Student Testimonials