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The Jam Project

The Jam Project 2022 - Buddy Application Form

Are you between 21 –28 years old and looking for an opportunity that provides self-development and meeting like-minded women, whilst learning skills that will enable you to be Buddy to a female in Year 9?

Then the Jam Project is the perfect fit for you!

The Jam Project is a unique program powered by The National Council of Jewish Women of Australia - Vic (NCJWA Vic). Heading into its sixth year in 2022, this project pairs a Year 9 female Participant with a trained Buddy. Training specifically for your age group has been developed to hone in on your skills in communication, interaction and relationship building; important life skills for everyone. 

In addition, group sessions with your matched Participant will be conducted throughout the year on relevant and current topics crossing over both age groups – often with guest speakers. Fortnightly ‘catch ups’ with your matched Participant, allow relationships based on trust and respect to be formed. This can provide a safe space in which meaningful conversations and interactions can occur. The regular and consistent contact for the match inspires the development of your confidence, self-esteem, resilience and leadership skills. This program is one of mentorship thereby providing a solid base for leadership in your future!

Take the leap and get involved in a program that not only benefits you personally but in turn benefits others.

All information in the application form will remain private and confidential. If you have any questions about the program contact: The Jam Project Coordinator Liat Azoulay on: 0418 172 576 or email: jamproject@ncjwavic.org.au

Objectives of The Jam Project: 

The Jam Project, aims to empower adolescent females in their transition to adulthood. The Jam Project has identified that providing emotional support and connection during adolescence can foster a sense of self-worth, self-belief and independence. The program addresses pivotal stages and topics that often require support during the teenage years. Echoing the vision of NCJWA Vic, ‘powering women and girls for a better world’, The Jam Project aspires to strengthen and empower young women in their development, fostering future leaders. 

Your commitment: 

  • Attend all training sessions (times to be confirmed for February 2022) 
  • Commit for the twelve-month period  
  • Fortnightly catch ups with your match
  • Attendance at all group sessions  
  • Attendance at all group supervision sessions throughout the year 
  • To report to The Jam Project Coordinator after your fortnightly catch ups 

What will you get out of being a Buddy: 

  • Professional training to be a volunteer conducted by The Jam Project 
  • Support a Year 9 female Participant through her journey of adolescence 
  • Enhance your own interpersonal relationship skills


  • Application forms will be evaluated by The Jam Project 
  • Interviews will take place for potential Buddy applicants
  • Interviews will be evaluated, and successful applicants will be selected 
  • Buddies will then be matched in February 2022


  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two vaccines)
  • Working With Children's Check 
  • Police Check 
  • References  
  • Character Reference who has known you for 12 months or longer. E.g. Teacher, lecturer, neighbour, family friend. 
  • Professional Reference. E.g. Employer, Volunteer Co-ordinator 
  • Please note, if you are going to provide a Youth Movement reference, we require a Shaliach/Head of Movement as reference. 

Please answer all questions

eg. 0412606303

Requirements and Referees

Please provide the contact information of two referees. One reference should be a character reference (who has known you for longer than 12 months) E.g. Teacher, neighbour, family friend, lecturer. 

Second reference should be professional. E.g. Employer, Volunteer Co-ordinator. Please note, if you are going to provide a Youth Movement reference, the Shaliach/Head of Movement is required.