Volunteering

Want to spend some time getting involved in your community, doing something you care about, meeting people and gaining new skills or experiences?

Sounds like you're interested in volunteering!

Volunteers across Australia contribute an enormous amount to the community and are involved in a huge range of activities, including, but not limited to:

  • Animal welfare
  • Arts/heritage/culture
  • Business/professional/union
  • Education and training
  • Emergency services
  • Environment
  • Health
  • International aid/development
  • Law/justice/political
  • Parenting, children and youth
  • Sport and physical recreation
  • Welfare/community

If you're interested, get started by finding out:

Creating confident volunteer workshops

Through our grants program, we are proudly supporting Inclusion Melbourne to host a series of training sessions at Flemington Community Centre, 25 Mt Alexander Road, Flemington.

You may select to attend one or more of the sessions. Morning tea will be provided.

Sessions are free but bookings are essential - contact jacque.robinson@inclusion.melbourne or call 0421103 877.

Working alongside people with a disability

Tuesday 8 May, 9.30-11am
 
This workshop will cover: how to create and achieve an inclusive environment and volunteer rights and responsibilities including duty of care, dignity of risk and creating a safe environment for people with disability and those who work with them.

It's my choice!

Tuesday 8 May, 11.30am-1pm

Based on the It's My Choice toolkit developed by Inclusion Melbourne in partnership with RMIT University this training workshop outlines the 9 principles of choice and explores the key issues surrounding choice and things to consider when support people with disability to make informed choices.

Building rapport and listening skills

Tuesday 22 May, 9.30-11am

This workshop is for anyone working directly with people with disability or older people. The workshop will cover information , tips and practical exercises for building and maintaining rapport with the people. Participants will have the opportunity to learn active listening skills though practical exercises and explore their application through discussion of case studies.

Boundary setting and self-care

Tuesday 22 May, 11.30am-1pm

When we work one to one with someone it's important that we understand the boundaries of our role and how to communicate these boundaries to the people we work with. Sometimes it's hard to say no however it is vital for self-care and so we don't overstep the responsibilities of our role or burn out. In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn about how to set boundaries effectively and information about how to recognise signs of burn out and undertake self-care to prevent it.

Communicating with people with disability

Tuesday 5 June, 9.30-11am

This workshop will equip volunteers and managers of Volunteers with knowledge and skills to communicate effectively with people with disability. Participants will have an opportunity to learn hand y hints and useful approaches for working with people with disability.

It's my choice!

Tuesday 5 June, 2018 11.30am-1pm

Based on the It's My Choice toolkit developed by Inclusion Melbourne in partnership with RMIT University this training workshop outlines the 9 principles of choice and explores the key issues surrounding choice and things to consider when support people with disability to make informed choices.

Building rapport and listening skills

Tuesday 12 June, 9.30am-11am

This workshop is for anyone working directly with people with disability or older people. The workshop will cover information, tips and practical exercises for building and maintaining rapport with the people. Participants will have the opportunity to learn active listening skills though practical exercises and explore their application through discussion of case studies.

Boundary setting and self-care

Tuesday 12 June, 11.30am-1pm

When we work one to one with someone it's important that we understand the boundaries of our role and how to communicate these boundaries to the people we work with. Sometimes it's hard to say no however it is vital for self-care and so we don't overstep the responsibilities of our role or burn out. In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn about how to set boundaries effectively and information about how to recognise signs of burn out and undertake self-care to prevent it.

Last updated: Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 4:45 AM