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Volunteer Ready - August 2017 [FREE TRAINING]

The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

Thursday, 17 August 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (AEST)

Volunteer Ready - August 2017 [FREE TRAINING]

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Course overview

This FREE interactive training session explores the fundamentals of modern volunteering in Australia, covering the rights and responsibilities (including WHS, Duty of Care and confidentiality) of this highly significant role.   

Effective communication strategies for working with a wide range of people, including older people and those living with a disability, will also be discussed, as will the ‘wellness’ and 'reablement' and enabling approaches fundamental to programs funded by Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

Topics covered

  • Developing awareness around personal values
  • Privacy and confidentiality issues when dealing with service users
  • Effective communication skills for empowering service users and encouraging independence
  • Assertiveness, boundaries and conflict management

Who should participate?

This training is ideally suited to new Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) / Disability funded services' volunteers or as a refresher for longer terms volunteers.

Registrations close 5pm Tuesday 15th August, 2017


  About the facilitator

Sin Mariani has a lengthy history working with communities and community organisations through her work in Local Government, Employment Services, Neighbourhood and Youth Centres as well as a consultant to the sector. She brings a diverse knowledge of the sector as a manager of a variety of services, and formerly as a direct service worker and trainer. With a passionate interest in all matters of communications, Sin also holds a strong belief and commitment to social enterprise as a way forward. 

Have questions about Volunteer Ready - August 2017 [FREE TRAINING]? Contact The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

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Australian Unity
Level 4, 806-812 Anzac Parade
Sydney, NSW 2035

Thursday, 17 August 2017 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (AEST)

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The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc.



VAST Training Services specialises in the delivery of Learning and Development opportunities for Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and disability funded services' staff, managers, board members and volunteers across Eastern Sydney and City of Sydney.

We provide face to face courses, managers' breakfasts, volunteer training, customised training opportunities, including, "Tailored for Tomorrow" and new 90min Turbo Training workshops!

VAST is part of the Southern Sydney Connection partnership with 3Bridges and STARS and is a program of The Junction Neighbourhood Centre.

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