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Youth encouraged to complete volunteering certificate

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Young people in the Bundaberg Region can now apply to undertake a free active volunteering course through Council

Young people throughout the region can now register to complete a Certificate II in Active Volunteering through a new Bundaberg Regional Council initiative aimed at increasing community engagement and resilience.

The initiative is part of the Community Resilience Youth Program which aims to provide young people the opportunity to increase their community engagement.

Bundaberg Regional Council will be working in partnership with Volunteering Queensland and Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) to deliver the free community resilience program.

To be eligible, you must be a young person aged 14- 18 years who lives in the Bundaberg Regional Council area and are enrolled in one of our region’s high schools.

Mayor Jack Dempsey said the program created an opportunity for local youth to get involved in the region's community and build upon a range of skills.

“This is the first time a project like this has been delivered in Queensland, and we are excited to be able to provide an opportunity for young people throughout the region to connect with the community,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“The program aims to provide young people a chance to gain real-world skills, experience and confidence while also completing a Certificate II in Active Volunteering.”

Completing the certificate in active volunteering involves:

• Covering seven units of competency
• Completing 20 hours of volunteer work
• Provides students with 4 QCE points
• Exposure to emergency response organisations, and
• Optional participation in a youth leadership program, Rotary International – RYPEN leadership program

Information packs and application forms are now available online, with only 20 places available for the free program.

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.

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