The region's youth will have more opportunity to gain experience in active volunteering thanks to a new Council program being launched early next year.
From February to June 2022 Bundaberg Regional Council, in partnership with Volunteers Queensland, will be delivering a Certificate II in Active Volunteering.
The initiative is part of the Community Resilience Youth Program which aims to provide young people the opportunity to increase their community engagement.
The Community Resilience Youth Program is open to people aged 14 to 18 years who live in and are enrolled at a high school in the Bundaberg Region and will be hosted outside of school hours.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said the program would feature a range of benefits for those involved, including the chance to build upon skills and create relationships within the community.
“This program is a fantastic way to build real-world skills, experiences and confidence that is required in today’s workplaces,” he said.
“Not only will participants be able to develop their employability, but they will also be able to embrace networks within the community and, importantly, learn more about the transition into life after school.”
Mayor Dempsey said volunteering was an integral and honourable role which could be utilised in a range of services including disaster management, community assistance, charity work and more.
“Volunteers are the backbone of our community and, without them, we would not have the many great services and organisations operating int he region today,” he said.
“Also, in a time of uncertainty, it is important to learn how to give, and not just receive.”
Registration is now open for the program with places limited.
Information sessions will be held across the region, where participants will be provided with details and enrolment forms.
Information sessions will be held at :
- Gin Gin: Monday 6 December: 5pm – 6pm: Gin Gin Community Hub – HH Innes Room
- Bundaberg: Wednesday 8 December: School of Arts- 186 Bourbong Street: 5pm – 6pm
- Childers: Thursday 9 December: Childers Neighbourhood Centre: 5pm – 6pm
To RSVP your attendance to Council's Community Resilience Coordinator on 1300 883 699 or by emailing email@example.com
This program is funded by the Australian Government under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements. The qualification being delivered will be CHC24015 Certificate II in Active Volunteering RTO 6020.