TRY delivers a brighter future through learning and community programmes . . . for those who TRY!  

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TRY Australia is an independent, non-denominational charity focused on giving young people, individuals and families opportunities to reach their potential.

TRY Australia was founded in 1883 with the spirit and ethos of William Mark Forster who believed in the innate ability of the young people who participated in the programs he established and constantly assured young people that if they were prepared to try they would be amazed at what they could accomplish. 'In fact' he told them: 'we should consider ourselves a TRY Society

TRY Australia’s services include: vocational programs for the long-term unemployed, English language, literacy & numeracy educational programs, fee for service training, employment programs for the disadvantaged sector of the community, children’s services through our 22 Kindergartens and 8 Child Care Centres, youth mentoring through the Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mentoring in the Hood, Young Achievers programs, and a diverse range of fund raising programs that support TRY’s charitable activities.

Program in Spotlight - Volunteering

TRY Australia and Optus RockCorps team up to makeover Lancaster House Child Care Centre

OptusRockCorps is a dynamic movement of people who want to help out in their community. Volunteers Give 4 hours of their time at an #Optusrockcorps project and #Givegetgiven a music reward. 4 hours may not sound like much, but when we work together, it adds up to a world of difference. TRY Australia was excited to welcome Optus RockCorps volunteers to Lancaster House Child Care Centre for their very first project in Melbourne.

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#Tryaustralia and #Optusrockcorps are teaming up again to makeover the South Yarra Preschool on Wednesday 16 April 2014 between 10 am and 2 pm.

To get involved volunteer 4 Hours of your time to #Givegetgiven register at

Phone: 1-800-ROCK-800 (or alternatively, 1800-762-580)

For other volunteering opportunities, email:

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