Once the application process has been completed you will be contacted and asked to attend an Orientation day. Orientation is conducted at our head office, 37 Converys Lane Wollongbar.
Also all volunteers are provided a "Buddy Day" where they are accompanied by an experienced volunteer who helps them settle-in and feel supported before going on their first Solo trip.
There are a number of useful online training courses that can help you in your volunteering role. We have included links to these below:
Guidelines to Manual Handling when Assisting Clients
An Introduction to Human Rights in Disability Services
A training program for disability support workers in New South Wales.
This program will take you through the basics of what human rights are and how they apply to your work in disability services.
The program consists of 5 Modules, each of the five training modules takes about 20 minutes to complete. Some modules might take you a little longer and others less.
Overall it should take about 1 hour and 40 minutes to complete the whole program.
You can choose to do all 5 modules at the same time or you can spread it out and do each module separately over a longer period of time.
To begin click here
LGBTI: Inclusion and Awarness in aged care: A 24 minute video raising awareness across the aged care sector of LGBTI inclusive policies and practices and the ageing-related issues and needs of LGBTI people.
Spill Kit Training Video
This Video demonstrates the use of the Zeomed Body Fluid Spill Kit
SunSmart balance for vitamin D and skin cancer prevention
The sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the major cause of skin cancer and the best natural source of vitamin D, which is essential for strong bones and overall health. In Australia, it is important to take a balanced UV approach to minimise your risk of skin and eye damage and skin cancer; and to help with your vitamin D levels.
This course for indoor workers will step you through a series of modules that will explore why UV is a hazard and sources of UV; how you can protect yourselves from UV while gaining enough for helping vitamin D levels; risk factors for skin cancer; how you can prevent skin cancer; and how you can check your skin for signs of skin cancer.
Please note that this course requires you to login to the Cancer Council Website, so you will need to sign up to start. This training takes around an hour and provides you with a certificate on completion. Cancer Council eLearning course