Scrubs Youth Cooperative

What is the Scrubs initiative?

The Scrubs project will train young people in cleaning, graffiti removal, maintenance and a variety of other property services. Upon completion of training, they will become a member of a cooperative and effectively becoming owners of the business that they work in. Participants are provided with mentors and career counseling to ensure that their future is bright, The Scrubs project will recruit between 200-400 young people into the program.


  • Support participants to complete accredited training related to employment in the cleaning and maintenance sector
  • Build participants life and employment skills
  • Build a sustainable graffiti and maintenance services cooperative
  • Support young people to sustain their employment in the cooperative
  • Mentor the graduates and provide career counselling as they work in the business
  • Connect participants to appropriate services pre-employment
  • Assess and induct participants into the program

      Reside in either west, inner-west and inner Melbourne catchment areas

      Between the ages of 15-24

      Unemployed and seeking employment

      From a disadvantaged and/or diverse background

      Participants are still eligible if seeking services such as Jobactive

A unique cleaning service that employs young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, giving them the opportunity to sustainable employment

Scrubs Services

Scrubs offers a social enterprise cleaning and property maintenance service which provides a range of services in all locations across Melbourne. The employees of Scrubs have all completed their Certificate III in Cleaning Operations in collaboration with Victoria University and provide extensive cleaning and property maintenance services.

Why Choose Scrubs as your service provider?

Scrubs offers a unique cleaning service that employees young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, giving them the opportunity to sustainable employment and a chance to build an independent and resilient life.

Our employees have a wealth of knowledge in cleaning and property maintenance, delivering high-quality services. The Scrubs team also incorporates professionals who have extensive experience in cleaning services, they provide guidance and mentorship to the young people and assist in the cleaning and property maintenance.

Services include

If you are interested in having our Scrubs team provide any of the below services, please get in contact with us to discuss how we can best assist you needs.

Domestic cleaning

Commercial cleaning

Industrial cleaning

Grounds maintenance

Carpet cleaning

Property maintenance


Graffiti removal

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