Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment, 4 February 2020, Parramatta

Designed for participants looking to join the workforce, this interactive seminar focuses on the benefits of having volunteering experience when looking for a job. Certain skills that are developed through volunteering are keenly sought after by employers, such as work ethic, working in a team and reliability. This workshop will…

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Education Volunteer (Primary) – Cumberland

Support primary school students to engage in education and improve their literacy and numeracy. Opportunity to volunteer with a children's education charity that provides classroom support programs in Western Sydney. Volunteers support teachers in the classroom with activities such as reading, writing and basic numeracy. Volunteers work with either half…

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Yoga Instructor – Parramatta

Make meaningful impact on the lives of community members as they work to be more active and increase their social life as a Yoga Instructor. Opportunity to assist the Western Sydney Leisure & Recreation Service (WSLARS) by providing a 1 hour Yoga Session once a month on a Wednesday. Primary…

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Volunteering for Seniors Expo scheduled for 19 February 2020

Bathurst is hosting next year’s Seniors Festival. This expo is an opportunity for the public to find out more about the 30+ organisations and what volunteering opportunities they can offer. Read the full article at https://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/6518942/save-the-date-for-a-special-volunteering-expo/

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See me. Know me. Campaign to Empower Seniors

There is a lot of bad press about ageing, and aged care. Growing old in our communities is not really encouraged. We are told it is very expensive for everyone around us, and really life is all about ‘staying young’. This is quite strange, since our ageing population is actually…

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As bushfires intensify, we need to acknowledge the strain on our volunteers

The impact of extended fire seasons provides challenges to recruitment and retention of volunteers, where volunteer burnout and fatigue has become a reality. In this article, Blythe McLennan talks about the challenges around recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters. Read full article at https://theconversation.com/as-bushfires-intensify-we-need-to-acknowledge-the-strain-on-our-volunteers-127517

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International Volunteer Day, December 5

Today is International Volunteer Day! This year’s theme is ‘Volunteer for an inclusive future’. This recognises the contributions volunteers make towards inclusion and UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 10 (reducing inequality within and among countries). We thank our volunteers every day but today is a unique opportunity for volunteers and organisations…

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Bridge2Aid Australia making a dental difference in Tanzania

Bridge2Aid Australia is training community based Tanzanian rural health workers in emergency dental care – with sustainability being their core volunteering philosophy. This work is helping thousands of people in need of emergency operations. Over the course of ten days, we treated 750 patients, but more importantly, we successfully trained…

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What makes volunteers do what they do? (Audio)

Philip Clark talks to Australian Volunteers Program and Australian Red Cross to discuss who makes up our army of volunteers, what motivates them and the kinds of things they volunteer for. Listen here https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/nightlife/volunteers/11723522

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General Volunteer – Orchard Hills

Make friends and gain experience across a wide range of roles as a volunteer at an equestrian centre catering to riders with disability. No prior horse-riding knowledge is needed. There are many roles for volunteer to choose from. The tasks involved span across gardening, maintenance, horse care, fundraising, assisting riders,…

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