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Amy has volunteered over 200 hours within her school community which included peer mentoring, school events, kitchen garden, community outreach events.
On top of this Amy has been volunteering with the Animal Welfare League every Sunday for the past two years.
Amy has grown enormously over the past 2 years and has learnt so many new skills but her takeaway from the Active Volunteering program are: treat all with kindness and respect, be patient and loving in all encounters and hard work will always pay off.
Amy will continue to help others for the rest of her life.
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.