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Delicia has demonstrated a real commitment to volunteering. She currently volunteers in the School Tuckshop and Uniform Shop and also volunteers at the local Animal Welfare Shelter at the week-end. She has also encouraged one of her classmates to volunteer with her at the animal shelter.
Delicia’s volunteering experience is helping her to have more self-confidence when communicating.
Her goal is to work in Childcare.
Her teacher, Mr Michael Armstrong (photo) has said “Delicia regularly puts herself out there to help others and has shown great initiative during her volunteering.”
Volunteering Queensland is a registered RTO offering secondary students the opportunity to undertake certificates I, II or III in Active Volunteering.
The program is run within secondary schools, special schools and alternative training programs and can be completed over 12 – 24 months.
Intro to Active Volunteering
Volunteering Queensland offers your students the opportunity to undertake either a CHC14015 Certificate I in Active Volunteering, CH24015 Certificate II in Active Volunteering or CHC34015 Certificate III in Active Volunteering and the Non-Accredited Active Volunteering that has been contextualized for your secondary school, special school or alternate training program.
Active Volunteering students support their community in many ways. They volunteer at neighborhood centre’s, aged care homes, community gardens, op shops, school canteens and sporting events. Students cook for those in need, provide IT audits and administration, create awareness campaigns, raise much needed funds, mentor and tutor younger grades with learning and many more good causes.
There are many benefits for students who undertake the Active Volunteering:
- Enhanced employment opportunities through real-world experience, a reference and expanded professional networks
- A solid foundation for any career path including community services, sport and recreation, environment and conservation, arts, emergency services and human rights and justice
- 2-5 credits towards their QCE; ATAR pathway and transition to work
- Professional development including improved communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and initiative
- Personal development including a real sense of community connection, confidence, more positive outlook on life and new friendships
To discover the benefits and how you can enroll your school in the program visit our Active Volunteering Program page.