Congratulations on considering getting involved in your community!
Volunteering is a gift of your time and effort and is undertaken in not for profit organisations. There are literally hundreds of these organisations in Western Australia, offering a wide variety of volunteering opportunities. Volunteering is a hugely rewarding experience to know that you are making a contribution to your community.
2for20 is a project that sees undergraduate university student volunteers help to lessen the barriers to volunteering by mentoring CaLD(Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) high school students whilst they undertake 20 hours of volunteering in the community.
2for20 aims to recruit, train and maintain a pool of 60 volunteer mentors from the five universities in Perth. We envisage a total of 60 CaLD students will participate in the project in term three and another 60 CaLD students in term four. We hope to engage at least four Perth metropolitan high schools in the project.
To learn more about this project visit the 2for20 page on our website.
YVolunteer is a program that links young people in Western Australia with community organisations that need volunteers. The YVolunteer program (PVWYV YVolunteer) is now endorsed by the Curriculum Council. On successful completion of the program students will gain one credit point towards their WACE. Please note that schools have to in order for students to gain the credit point. Volunteering WA takes a more active role in linking interested students with community organisations. This process will release teachers from the additional responsibility of finding interested community organisations and organising placements.
To search through a list of opportunities in your community, visit the give20 website at www.give20.org.au.
For numerous reasons, many not for profit organisations are only able to accept help from adults (aged 18 years and older). However there are a few organisations who offer youth-friendly opportunities. To search through a list of opportunities in your community, visit the give20 website at www.give20.org.au.
Many not for profit organisations are only able to accept help from adults (aged 18 years and older. Please visit our home page to search for volunteering opportunities in the community.
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