YMCA ReBuild

Who we are 

YMCA ReBuild is a social enterprise dedicated to rebuilding young lives.

What we do 

YMCA ReBuild provides commercial facility maintenance services to organisations whilst employing disadvantaged young people from the justice system. Young people like Cameron. 

As a facility management service, we can deliver the following services as a one-off job, or regular maintenance: 

  • commercial landscaping 

  • grounds maintenance 

  • site clearing  

  • skid steer & excavator 

  • carpentry & decking 

  • minor building works 

  • office fit out & de-fit 

  • office furniture removal 

  • painting & plastering 

  • temporary fencing 

  • test & tag (health and safety requirement for all electrical items) 

YMCA ReBuild also offers support on large scale projects. Examples and testimonials of our major works include: 

  • Vicinity (facilities maintenance, grounds maintenance and landscaping) 

  • Melbourne Zoo (carpentry) 

  • Lendlease (grounds maintenance and landscaping) 

  • Newport Rail Academy / WPA (landscaping) 

  • Guymer Bailey (boutique office renovation) 

  • ACE Contrsuction and Landscaping / South East Program Alliance (landscaping) 

  • Broadspectrum (landscaping). 

Who we employ 

The young people that we employ have either offended or are at risk of offending. Often, they are young people who have been through our YMCA Bridge Project or engaged in the YMCA ReBuild Workshop at Ravenhall Correctional Centre (which provides participants the opportunity to learn and develop a wide range of basic maintenance and handyman skills) 

Each YMCA ReBuild crew typically consists of two to three people depending on the size of the job. A crew is made up of; 

  • Crew Leader: We employ experienced crew leaders to coach, mentor and supervise our young people 

  • Crew Member: Crew members are young people sourced from a multitude of areas including the Department of Human Services, Department of Corrections and various job service agencies. 

Each young person employed by YMCA ReBuild undergoes a thorough individual risk assessment including National Police Checks and Safeguarding Young People Training. 


Why you should employ YMCA ReBuild 

When you employ YMCA ReBuild, you’re: 

  • ensuring that your property maintenance needs are met (we’re fully health and safety compliant, and have up to date Workers Compensation Insurance and Public Liability cover, with all staff completing Police Record Checks) 

  • whilst changing this lives of disadvantaged young people. 

By using YMCA Rebuild, you are helping to keep young people out of prison and giving them a second chance at life to reintegrate back into their communities.