Introduction to Volunteering

WHY VOLUNTEER?

There are many reasons to volunteer. Typically, people seek to take up a volunteering role to help make a difference in an area that they feel strongly about – such as health or the environment – or to aid the less fortunate. For others, volunteering can be a valuable way to experience work and may even be a pathway to part-time or full-time employment. Volunteering may also be a way to gain confidence and selfesteem, build skills or it may just be a fun way to meet new people and build social networks.

AIMS OF THE COURSE

Whatever your reason for considering volunteering our program is designed to aid you land smoothly in your new undertaking. In particular, the course will help you develop a broader understanding of the wide range of issues and challenges you may encounter – that could include:
• Working in a community service organisation or non-profit if you have not worked in this sector
before
• Aiding with fund raising
• Mentoring – whether adults or children
• Effectively communicating with a diverse range of people

YOUR FACILITATOR

Lynda has had a long and successful track record in training design, development and delivery in the Community Services and Health National Training Package. She has worked for the last twenty years in the community services sector within various positions throughout local government services, Not-for-profit organisations, community health and adult educational services, including various positions coordinating volunteers. Lynda is currently completing a Masters in Adult and Vocational Education at Charles Sturt University.

HOW WILL I LEARN?

• Face to face in the two day workshops.
• Ongoing mentoring and one-on-one support via an online forum and blog.

STUDENT FEE

There is no cost for this program. It is supported by the NSW Department of Industry, State Training Services.

COURSE FLYER

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Introduction to Volunteering

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