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Empowering Young People Into Employment Success

Social Engine gives vulnerable young people the confidence, courage and opportunities to create a better future for themselves.

 Our Mission

Social Engine exists to transform the lives of vulnerable young people. We do this by providing practical and relevant employment experience, paid work and ongoing support through our Youth Programs. 

Our main focus is to improve the lives of young people by equipping them with the practical skills, confidence and opportunities required to transition into employment. We are also passionate about helping them develop the life skills needed for long term success. 

Our Youth Programs

At Social Engine, we’re passionate about equipping young people with the skills they need to succeed in mainstream employment and thrive in life. Our Youth Programs are strategically designed to unlock the potential in our participants and help them succeed in the hospitality, warehousing, and logistics sectors.

“For the first time in my life, I had people believe in me. Social Engine helped me get out of a dark place and now I can see a future for myself.”

Social Engine kitchen Participant

Our Services


Social Engine is a unique and multi-faceted social enterprise in Melbourne.  We provide employment pathways into the hospitality, warehouse and logistics industries. As a social enterprise, our focus is purpose over profit. All our profits are reinvested to provide jobs and support for vulnerable young people.

Your business helps our business change the lives of vulnerable youth.


Logistics & Warehousing

Social Engine Logistics provides comprehensive services, operating from a 6500 sqm ISO9001 accredited warehouse at 393 South Gippsland Hwy, Dandenong South. We specialise in the intricate, fiddly batch jobs that larger co-packers and warehousing companies may avoid, providing our participants with invaluable training in logistics and warehousing.  


Social Engine Kitchen

Social Engine Kitchen is the heart of our hospitality enterprise, serving tailored kiosk services across Melbourne. Our ‘Brunch Time’ UberEats service brings delicious food and beverages right to your doorstep. These services allow us to focus on training young people in the art of hospitality and retail. 


Social Engine Catering

When you order from Social Engine Catering, you’ll receive the perfect blend of great service, friendly staff, and delicious food. With every sip of our specialty coffee or order from our menu, you’re empowering young people with the skills they need to thrive. You’re not just enjoying an event; you’re creating real opportunity in their lives.  


Site Services

In collaboration with our supply partners, we provide a wide range of Australia Standard approved workwear, personal protective equipment (PPE), and food and beverage vending machines to building and construction sites. These social procurement contracts allow industry leaders to join us in creating real job opportunities for vulnerable youth. 


How You Can Get Involved


Volunteer With Us

We’re always on the lookout for people ready to volunteer their time, expertise, and life experiences. Your time is a gift that changes lives.  


Catering for Your Event

Ordering from Social Engine Catering means more than just delicious food and barista-made coffee. You’re investing in young lives. It’s a delicious way to make a difference. 


Become an Employment Partner

As an Employment Partner, you have the opportunity to employ our skilled and motivated young people while also having a positive impact in your community.  


Collective Impact

Collective Impact is a social enterprise specialising in  marketing, design, print and distribution. Your business helps us support Social Engine participants.