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Volunteer Ready - May 2020 (FREE)

The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (AEST)

Volunteer Ready - May 2020 (FREE)

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Course overview


This FREE interactive workshop explores the fundamentals of modern day volunteering in Australia.   


Effective communication strategies for working with a wide range of people, including older people will be discussed along with ‘wellness’ and 'reablement' approaches, which underpins the programs funded by Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).



Topics covered

  • Developing awareness around personal values.
  • Privacy and confidentiality issues when dealing with clients.
  • Effective communication skills for empowering clients and encouraging independence.
  • Assertiveness, boundaries and conflict management.
  • Meet a current practising volunteer and hear their journey. 


Who should participate?


Access to this training is given to staff and volunteers currently working in Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) funded services located in the local government areas of; The City of Sydney, Woollahra, Waverley, Randwick and Bayside.


This training is suited to new volunteers working in Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) funded services or as a refresher for longer term volunteers.



How do I get there? 


There are a number of different transport options for you to choose from depending upon your departure point.  

  • Trains: take a train to Bondi Junction Train Station or Central Train Station & then connect with the relevant bus (see below). 
  • Driving: Free on street parking is available in the streets behind the library. 



Bookings close 3pm Thursday 7th May 2020  





About the facilitator

Danni Meredith


Danni Meredith has enjoyed a variety of training and educational roles within the Vocational Education and Not for Profit sectors since 2004. Prior to this Danni worked as a Nurse Educator throughout the South Eastern Sydney Area Health Service.  Danni holds a Certificate IV in Training and Asssesment (TAE40110), a Masters in Education of Adult Education and is an accredited Mental Health First Aid and Older Person Mental Health First Aid Trainer. 

Have questions about Volunteer Ready - May 2020 (FREE)? Contact The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

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Lionel Bowen Library
669-673 Anzac Parade
Maroubra, NSW 2035

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (AEST)

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The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

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

VAST provides face to face courses, managers' breakfasts, volunteer training, customised training opportunities, including our highly sought after, "Subsidised Training" program. 

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

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