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GUILD VOLUNTEERING HANDBOOK 2015


Welcome to the Guild Volunteering Handbook. We want to make your university experience the most enjoyable, valuable and meaningful it can be. In fact, we can’t think of a better way to make new friends, learn new skills and give back to the community than volunteering, and there are heaps of ways that you can get involved. Guild Volunteering work with students and clubs who have developed their own volunteer programs, as well as university faculties and not-for-profits in the local community. Opportunities range from one off or event opportunities, to long term placements, internships and everything in between. We’re committed to finding you the perfect volunteer opportunity, so if you don’t see it in this handbook, or on our website www.guildvolunteering.com, come and chat to us. We’re located on the Ground Floor in Guild Village and are open weekdays. CONTACT INFORMATION Phone 6488 5891 Email volunteering@guild.uwa.edu.au Web http://www.guildvolunteering.com Facebook UWA Guild Volunteering Instagram GuildVolunteeringUWA Twitter @GuildVolunteer


Categories

Aged Care

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Art and Entertainment

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Disabilties

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Education / Youth

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Environment

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Health

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Homeless and Housing

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Refugee and Migrant Support

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Skills based Volunteering

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Sport

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4 | Aged Care

Baptistcare http://www.baptistcare.com.au

Baptistcare is passionate about enriching and transforming the lives of our residents, we provide quality residential aged care at 14 residential facilities in WA. We aim to treat our residents as the individuals they are and get to know them beyond their health needs so they can continue to enjoy their interests and live life to the full.

STUDENT VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION: Be part of the regular group visits to our residential aged care facilities from as little as two hours a session on a weekly or fortnightly basis*. At these sessions you will spend time with residents on a social level, as well as participate in various activities. These may include: • Talking with the residents • Playing a musical instrument • Hosting afternoon tea • Playing card games and boardgames • Arts and craft - e.g. making decorations for their rooms, family tree posters • Sharing memories and photographs of your travels There are no set volunteer roles at Baptistcare and we are open to any ideas or interests you may want to share. Perhaps you play a musical instrument or maybe you have a very friendly pet who would love the attention and affection of the residents? We want you to enjoy what you contribute so feel free to suggest anything and everything you’d like to do! -*You won’t be required to volunteer every week - unless you want to! Sessions won’t run during exam periods. However part of this role is about developing relationships, so the continuity and regularity of your visits is important. At the heart of everything we do at Baptistcare is one simple principle: we care about people. We are looking for like-minded people who want to help others. You must be dependable and attend the sessions you commit to. We welcome students of all backgrounds to participate. No formal qualifications are required, as you will be provided with the necessary training.

HELP COLLECT MEMORIES POSITION DESCRIPTION: Do you enjoy helping others and have a flair for writing? We want you! How can you as a skilled writer get involved? Baptistcare is looking for volunteers to visit our residential aged care facilities, discuss memories with residents with dementia and prepare a diary for that person to keep. This project will run over 3 or 4 two hour sessions, as we understand this will require work to be completed outside of visits, you will be recognised for two volunteering hours for every hour spent with the residents. You must have good verbal and written communication skills, be dependable and attend the sessions you commit to. We welcome students of all backgrounds to get involved, as we understand all uni degrees require good writing skills. No formal qualifications are required, however you will need to participate in a training session.


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LOCATION Gwelup and Salter Point. Byford, Mundaring, Lesmurdie, Rockingham.

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE No set number.

WHEN TO APPLY Any time

HOW TO APPLY To apply, email Zoe, UWA Student Volunteer Coordinator for Baptistcare:20915429@student.uwa.edu.au Be sure to include: • A short statement about why you want to volunteer at Baptistcare. • Activities you are interested in participating in. • Which residential facility you’d prefer to volunteer at: Gwelup, Salter Point, Byford, Mundaring, Lesmurdie, Rockingham.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Must get a Volunteer Police Check

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Imagine UWA http://www.facebook.com/groups/imagine.opportunities

Imagine UWA is a community service club that practically serves the disadvantaged groups of society. We hold various creative programmes for students including being health counsellors for the homeless, providing around the house services for disadvantaged families, and organizing aged care visits. As our name “Imagine� suggests, we are open for students to suggest ideas for community service.


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AGED CARE VISIT ORGANIZER Regis Aged Care Visit provides residents of Regis Park Lodge entertainment and companionship. We run the visits monthly, usually on Saturday afternoons throughout the year. A band is put together and classic songs from the 80s are sung. 8-10 students usually attend the visit.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The organizer is the one who plans and ensures that the dates for the monthly visits are fixed with the centre. The band is also well planned in advance. Pianist, lead singer are the same people and the rest of the group can be back up singers. They need to be able to work together, hence a practice beforehand would be ideal. The organizer also needs to be cautious of time during the visit. As there are two floors that the group needs to go to, time needs to be well handled. Also, the lead singer would need some rest time as 2 hours of constant singing is very tiring. Hence, a backup singer or if the organizer if comfortable with singing, it would be good to take over as well.

LOCATION Regis Park Lodge: 120 Monash Avenue, Nedlands, 6009

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 1

WHEN TO APPLY 1/07/2015

HOW TO APPLY Please send an email consisting of your particulars and reason you should be the next Aged Care organizer. Email: melissa833@hotmail.com

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS 2nd year uni student Can drive

CONTACT Imagine.opportunities@gmail.com, Melissa Chew: 0402731277

ANYTHING ELSE The love for humanitarian work would be better considered

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8 | Arts and Entertainment

Pelican Magazine http://www.pelicanmagazine.com.au | http://www.facebook.com/pelicanmagazine

Pelican is UWA’s official student publication. Founded in 1929 as a broadsheet, Pelican now publishes one magazine per month of the uni semester (eight per year) of high-quality student-made content, and distributes the print run both on and off-campus. DISTRIBUTION ASSISTANT POSITION DESCRIPTION: Pelican is responsible for in-house distribution of a print run of 2000 magazines both on and off-campus. We are looking for volunteers to assist in distributing Pelican to regular locations both at UWA and around Perth.

LOCATION UWA/Perth Metro Area

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 3

WHEN TO APPLY Semester 2

HOW TO APPLY Email your CV to pelican@guild.uwa.edu.au

CONTACT pelican@guild.uwa.edu.au, or visit us in the office, off the Ref Courtyard and up the stairs.


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ARCHIVES VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION: Pelican is an 86-year-old publication, and as such the Pelican Office has amassed a substantial amount of back editions. We are looking for volunteers to assist in organising our back editions into a working archive to keep in the office. The archives will be a complement to the official Guild Archives, and be accessible to students working and spending time in the Pelican Office.

LOCATION Our office is above the Ref

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 3

WHEN TO APPLY Semester 2

HOW TO APPLY Email your CV to pelican@guild.uwa.edu.au

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Archiving experience is preferred, but not necessary.

CONTACT pelican@guild.uwa.edu.au, or visit us in the office, off the Ref Courtyard and up the stairs.


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Telstra Perth Fashion Festival http://www.telstraperthfashionfestival.com.au

Telstra Perth Fashion Festival (TPFF) is Western Australia’s largest annual premier fashion event. Founded in 1999, TPFF’s mission is to celebrate, nurture and be an advocate for all aspects of the WA fashion industry. Now in its 16th year, the Festival has established itself as one of Australia’s most exciting and dynamic fashion festivals through its inspirational and innovative program of consumer events. TPFF has an electrifying calendar of free to public and ticketed fashion events for 2014. Full events details are available on this website and in our Official Program which is available at retailers and outlets throughout Perth.


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FRONT OF HOUSE AND BACK OF HOUSE ROLES POSITION DESCRIPTION: Volunteer roles at the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival include transporting and steaming garmets, dressing models, assisting backstage, ticketing, ushering, packing gift bags and assisting VIPs at the event

LOCATION Various locations (Perth)

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 20

WHEN TO APPLY Expressions of interest accepted from August 2015 – September 2015

HOW TO APPLY Online at guild volunteering or by emailing the FABSOC president fabsoc-president@guild.uwa.edu.au

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Must be 18+

CONTACT FAB SOC president Joshua Sanchez-Lawson fabsoc-president@guild.uwa.edu.au

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Save the Children Australia http://www.savethechildren.org.au

BOOK SALE VOLUNTEERS POSITION DESCRIPTION: Load/Unload boxes books/help at the actual Book Sale

LOCATION UWA Crawley

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE Multiple

WHEN TO APPLY As of now

HOW TO APPLY Students who needs hours signing off apply to Toni Crossland crossland_toni@yahoo.com.au(crossland_toni) Any other volunteers apply to Branch email booksalevolunteers381@gmail.com

CONTACT Sonia Holmes

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Be fit and able

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Riding for the Disabled Assoc. Carine Group http://www.rdawa.org.au

Voluntary not-for-profit organisation offering therapeutic horse riding to people with a disability.

GENERAL HAND POSITION DESCRIPTION: Stable hand, assisting the coach in lessons by leading or side-walking with the horse, general cleaning.

LOCATION Carine WA

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE On going

WHEN TO APPLY Our working days are Tuesday through to Saturday morning during the school term.

HOW TO APPLY rdacarine@bigpond.com or phone 9448 6376

CONTACT Jenny Loftus – administrator rdacarine@bigpond.com 9448 6376

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Must be over 14 years of age and have a Working With Children’s Check card.

ANYTHING ELSE? Volunteers do not ride the horses.

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StarKick

(an initiative of the Coolbinia Bombers JFC)

The Coolbinia Bombers Junior Football Club are pleased to announce the birth of “StarKick”. “StarKick” is a club initiative aimed to increase the participation in AFL Auskick and Mods sport programs for children with special needs. The initiative also aims to provide an ongoing community focused social and interactive environment for both the children and their families to enjoy. As a club we promote a fully inclusive policy of participation in all of our football programs, however we also recognise some children, and their families, may not feel able nor comfortable to join in these existing programs. As such from Season 2015 the Coolbinia Bombers JFC, is launching an all inclusive team to provide a pathway into sport for these children. The team(s) are targeted to both Boys and Girls aged 5 to 12 years of age, that may have a disability that may otherwise dissuade them from joining into our existing teams. The StarKick program focus will primarily be on participation and fun in a team environment, and aims to cater for all disabilities.


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STARKICK COACH POSITION DESCRIPTION: Coordinate and run the team’s weekly training session. Support kids and their families to fully participate in the sport. The Starkick team will consist of boys and girls aged 5 through to 12 years of age, and will cater for a wide range of disabilities. In each training session, the Coordinator and team of volunteers will guide children through specific group “training” tasks. Encouraging and motivating the child to try new activities and achieve personal goals. The sessions will include 1 on 1 learnings, and group games and activities.

LOCATION Coolbinia #1 Oval, Yokine Reserve Bradford Street, Coolbinia, WA, 6050

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 2

WHEN TO APPLY Ongoing

HOW TO APPLY Email volunteering@guild.uwa.edu.au

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Working with children check

CONTACT Program Director: Jason Liu volunteering@guild.uwa.edu.au

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16 | Education and Youth

Ignite Mentoring http://www.ignitementoring.org

Ignite Mentoring is an organisation of university students who are passionate about overcoming educational inequality. We provide long-term mentoring programs for disadvantaged high school students in the Perth metropolitan region. Our mentors provide students with positive role models, change students’ attitudes towards education, and give students increased confidence in their own educational abilities. “Ignite’s a really genuine organisation that cares about having a real impact. I’ve also made some really good friends through Ignite.”


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MENTOR POSITION DESCRIPTION: Each group of mentors (around 5-8 people) is allocated to one class of students at one of our partner schools. The mentor groups run activities with this class one period a week over the course of a semester. The activities focus around building relationships between mentors and students; building the students’ skills in areas such as teamwork, public speaking and problem solving; and working on goal-setting and career pathways. Each group of mentors has two Coordinators who plan the activities for that class of students.

LOCATION Various schools around Perth, each within 20-30km of UWA. Training is usually held at or near UWA. Mentors generally carpool to schools from UWA.

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 100 - 120

WHEN TO APPLY Applications for semester 2, 2015 close 31st July. If you are interested in mentoring in 2016, please fill out an expression of interest on our website and we will be in contact.

HOW TO APPLY Apply online at our website

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Working with Children Check (we will help you to apply for one if your application is successful).

CONTACT Volunteer Manager, Katie McAllister, info@ignitementoring.org

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18 | Education and Youth

CoderDojo WA http://www.coderdojowa.org.au

CoderDojo is a network of independently run casual coding clubs where young people aged 7-17 (Ninjas) get together to learn, have fun, and make projects using computers. Dojos are free to attend, and are run by volunteers or staff at universities, schools, libraries, community centres and more. MENTOR POSITION DESCRIPTION: Mentors provide general guidance and support to Ninjas (young people aged 7-17). Mentors are an essential element of a Dojo. If a Mentor has experience and knowledge in coding / computing - they may wish to plan special activities for Ninjas and provide more advanced help. However, you do not need how to code to be a great Mentor. Amongst our mentors we have: university students of all disciplines, parents, IT/software professionals and more. The one thing that unites our Mentors is that they enjoy helping and encouraging young people

LOCATION The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Murdoch University, Edith Cowan University – Joondalup, Edith Cowan University – Mount Lawley

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE No Limit

WHEN TO APPLY July 2015 (for Semester 2, 2015 Dojos)

HOW TO APPLY Apply online at www.coderdojowa.org.au/volunteer

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Working with Children Check

CONTACT UWA – Recruitment and Partnerships Manager Jonathan Lee Other Universities – Program Manager (CoderDojo WA), Karen Wellington

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CHAMPION POSITION DESCRIPTION: Champions are the leader / coordinator of a Dojo. For students, volunteering as a Champion is an exceptional opportunity to build your management and leadership experience. At each Dojo session, Champions coordinate volunteers at Dojos, plan and organise activities for Ninjas and present the activity. Most importantly, Champions will encourage and inspire Ninjas to have as much fun and get excited about coding.

LOCATION The University of Western Australia

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE Three

WHEN TO APPLY July 2015 (for Semester 2, 2015 Dojos)

HOW TO APPLY Apply online at www.coderdojowa.org.au/volunteer

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Working with Children Check

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Presbyterian Ladies’ College Junior School http://www.plc.wa.edu.au/718/excellence-in-education/junior-school

Presbyterian Ladies’ College Junior School is a girls school which runs a mentoring program specifically targeting the needs of gifted students, with the aim of making the students feel more comfortable in the school environment and give them the opportunity to engage with a knowledgeable young adult.


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MENTOR POSITION DESCRIPTION: Volunteers are assigned to mentor a gifted student between the ages of 6 and 11. Through out the semester, the student works on a personal project in an area of interest to them. The mentor is there to advise, assist and encourage the student with their personal project.

LOCATION Peppermint Grove

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 5

WHEN TO APPLY February 2016, for Semester One 2016

HOW TO APPLY Send applications to 20756031@student.uwa.edu.au

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS A valid Working with Children Check

CONTACT Rosemary Jeanes, 20756031@student.uwa.edu.au

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22 | Education and Youth

Teach Learn Grow http://www.teachlearngrow.com.au

TLG aims to bridge the gap in education for disadvantaged and indigenous children in rural Western Australia so that their full potential is realised. Our vision is for every West Australian child to have equal opportunities in education, regardless of background, location or circumstance. TLG biannually sends groups of over 200 volunteers to over 16 rural Western Australian schools to tutor in Mathematics as well as providing weekly online mentoring services to rural schools in WA throughout the semester. “Being on the executive allows you to impact the lives of so many people in so many ways. You are not only directly involved in breaking the cycle of disadvantage in the lives of rural students, you have an impact in their communities as well as the development of a cohort of university volunteers who have an understanding of the education gap unjustly existing in our society today�


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EXECUTIVE TEAM MEMBER (VARIOUS) POSITION DESCRIPTION: In order to manage the running of our Rural Programs as well as our online mentoring services, we require a team of passionate and hard-working executive members to function. Our executives are spread across various teams including Recruitment, Marketing, Logistics, Education and Projects.

LOCATION Weekly team meetings are usually held at UWA or ECU

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 3

WHEN TO APPLY Any time throughout the semester

HOW TO APPLY Apply online at http://teachlearngrow.com.au/applyexecutive

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Working with Children Check

CONTACT Head of People and Outreach, Dimitrio Sidi dimitrio@teachlearngrow.com.au

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Uni Camp for Kids http://www.unicampforkids.org.au

Uni Camp for Kids provide camps and picnics for emotionally, socially, and/or financially underprivileged children. We run 4 day-long picnics spread evenly throughout the year and in January we run three consecutive week-long camps. These are provided completely free to the children thanks to fundraising efforts of the committee and supporters.


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VOLUNTEER LEADER (CAMP) POSITION DESCRIPTION: Each camp involves 14 “families� consisting of two student volunteer leaders and six kids. Leaders are responsible for the kids 24/7, providing entertainment from the break of dawn until kids are put to bed and exhausted leaders fall asleep. Each day brings a different set of fun activities. Camps provide the opportunity to form stronger bonds with the kids, and allow for an escape from hardships they might face in their everyday lives.

LOCATION Camp School based about 50km South of Perth and various locations around Perth including Perth Zoo, Armadale Water Slides, Bounce, Cockburn Ice Arena and more.

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 24 Leaders per camp (12 Male and 12 Female)

WHEN TO APPLY November 2015 (for January 2016 Camp)

HOW TO APPLY Send applications to president@unicampforkids.org.au

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Working with Children Check, Drivers Licence and own car

CONTACT President, Sarah Parker president@unicampforkids.org.au

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The Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia http://www.raswa.org.au

Farmtech is an interactive educational exhibit that aims to: • Promote better understanding of the origin of food grown in the grain belt of Western Australia. • Close the farm and urban divide. • Highlight 21st century farming and the use of sophisticated technology. • Showcase how farmers use this technology to grow crops and livestock for food. • Display the evolution of farm machinery and methods. • Show how weather patterns affect crop and livestock production. LOCATION Farmtech exhibit on grassed area near main arena

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 8 per shift either all day, morning or afternoon

WHEN TO APPLY Anytime form June 29th

HOW TO APPLY Contact Kay Fuller 62633136 for a registration form or register from the Perth Royal Show website www.perthroyalshow.com.au

CONTACT President, Sarah Parker president@unicampforkids.org.au

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Working with Children Check, Drivers Licence and own car


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FARMTECH VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTIONS:

PEDAL TRACTORS (STAMP REQUIRED) VOLUNTEER • Stand at the entrance of the gate, have children queue to ride the pedal tractors. • Three children to be riding tractors at any one time in the area. Supervise the children riding the tractors. • Control the distance between the pedal tractors. Start with all 3 tractors at the start and allow the length of one pass/row space between tractors. • May need to direct the flow of tractor riders - there are a few points where the riders will cross over (watch for collisions). TRACTOR RIDE (STAMP REQUIRED) • Supervise the children climbing into the tractor, only one child at a time. • Make sure the kids don’t button punch the monitor/computer. • The radio station buttons should not be touched as they might change the channel. They can pick up the hand piece and make a call though. • You do not have to help the children on or off the tractor. • Ask them to line up if there are a lot of children there. • Monitor safety at all times. • Help children with the activation in their junior farmer booklet if they need assistance. WEATHER STATIONS (STAMP REQUIRED) • Make sure all appliances (hair dryer) are properly plugged in. • Let the children play with the appliances to change the weather in the wet and dry stations. Help them to see the change on the monitors. • The weather electronic screens should not be turned off for the duration of the show. If they are turned off they will lose their calibration and syncing with their respective weather stations. • Practice safety procedures when operating. • Assist them with the activation in the activity book • Stamp the activity book when they have finished the activation. AUTO STEER DEMONSTRATION • Help children form a queue in the busy periods • Aid them with the GPS steering demo. There is a cheat sheet which gives instructions on how to use and reset the monitor. SHEEP AUTO DRAFTER (STAMP REQUIRED) All volunteers need to make sure that the head bands with EID tags do not go walkies. We only have a limited number as the tags are expensive. Volunteer 1 • Stand at the entrance of the sheep scales and give children the sheep ears with EID (Electronic Identification Device) tag attached. • Transport ‘return’ head bands back to the entrance (bucket). Direct them up the race and into the scales Farm office • The volunteer is to provide assistance and help the children with the game. • It may be easier for the kids to be in the game demo mode. The full version of the game is quite technical and takes a long time to build the farm enterprise.

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The Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia http://www.raswa.org.au

LOCATION Perth Royal Show

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 10 per day

WHEN TO APPLY Anytime from June 29

HOW TO APPLY Contact Kay Fuller 62633136 for a registration form or register from the Perth Royal Show website www.perthroyalshow.com.au

CONTACT Kay Fuller


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• Discover Dirt is a new interactive pavilion at the Perth Royal Show. There are educational activities to engage children so they learn more about soil as a vital part of our environment, in particular agriculture; • Promote a better understanding of the origin of food; • Showcase sustainable farming practices used to grow food; DISCOVER DIRT POSITION DESCRIPTIONS: Activities include: 1. Extracting DNA from strawberries The Microblitz team will set up a mini DNA extraction laboratory where kids can extract DNA from strawberries. 2. Soil Tunnel Kids will experience the feeling of being underground in our soil tunnel. During this underground adventure they will view the soil profile and the creatures living within it. 3. Eyescopes An activity in which children from 6 to 12 years old take a close look at soil biota and plant reproductive parts. The students will document their observations with the camera on their family phone using the x 25 magnification stands or with the ipad supplied and fill in a worksheet which will summarise what they have seen 4. Ph Testing Using a hand trowel Kids take soil samples from the ‘paddock’ and test them at the soil sampling station. At the sampling station kids will determine the soils pH value. Lemon juice (acidic) and washing powder (alkaline) will be also be available for testing along with a display of plants in their preferred growing environment. 5. Soil Texturing & Digging Area Kids will get their hands dirty in the soil texturing & digging area. Using mini trowels kids will dig in the dirt to find bugs and will have the opportunity to conduct a soil texture test and learn how to identify different soil types. 6. Soil Art Kids will get creative in the SoilArt area. Using paints made with soil, kids will learn about the variety of colours found in soils and create a small painting. Kids can take their creations home with them. WWC

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Sustainable Initiatives UWA http://www.si.cm.uwa.edu.au

We are focused on minimising and reducing UWA’s consumption of power, water and other consumables. We do this by offering individual sections, and the University as a whole, support and advice on sustainability issues and environmental projects. As well as conserving water and energy, and reducing pollution and waste, we also promote the use of ecologically sustainable building design and operations. We are a team within Campus Management UWA.


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BUILDING PERFORMANCE AUDIT VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION: You will be volunteering with Sustainable Energy Now UWA (SEN) - a guild affiliated club. SEN is working to raise awareness of how a mix of renewable energy technologies are able to meet all of Western Australia’s energy needs, with a particular focus on WA’s main electricity grid, called the South West Interconnected System. This is an awesome opportunity for you to learn the skills demanded of sustainability and building services graduates. Being able to show that you have experience in this work gives you a serious advantage when applying for consultancy jobs in the sustainability field. You will also learn widely-applicable technical and non-technical skills such as time management and communication. You will also be able to make a significant difference to how the University goes about saving energy, water and waste. The University will feed this information into its refurbishment program. Whenever significant refurbishments of buildings are done, the refurbishment will aim to improve that building’s sustainability level using the information compiled in the audit. For example, in 2014, the University used information from a previous audit to implement LED lighting in the Bayliss Building, saving 135 tonnes of CO2-e. In Semester 2, the audits will be conducted during the study break, which is the week Sept. 28th – Oct 2nd. The audits will be run over 2-4 days. You will be volunteering with us on one day from 9am-4pm, which is long enough to complete an audit of most buildings. Pizza and snacks will be provided, but please bring reusable water bottles. Training will be organised by Sustainable Initiatives UWA each morning that the audits are held. We don’t require any previous experience - we will tell you everything you need to know in order to be a fully capable auditor! Training is done with the whole group at once.

LOCATION UWA Crawley Campus Buildings

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 50+

WHEN TO APPLY Applications will open from 7th September.

HOW TO APPLY Please email sen.uwa.audits@gmail.com and provide your mobile number and which day of the week you are available to do the audits.

CONTACT Daniel Stone, Campus Management. 0410 178 556, sen.uwa.audits@uwa.edu.au

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Swan Estuary Reserves Action Group (SERAG) http://www.swanestuaryreserves.org.au

SERAG was formed in 2010 in an attempt to preserve the health of Nature Reserves and Marine Parks along the Swan River. One of these regions is Pelican Point in Crawley, which relies on help from students attending the University of Western Australia. These areas serve as sanctuaries and feeding habitats for native wildlife including dolphins and several local and migratory bird species, some of which are critically endangered. The goals of SERAG include enhancing the long-term ecological health of the Swan River Estuary for native flora and fauna and educating the wider community about conservation.


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SWAN ESTUARY VOLUNTEERS POSITION DESCRIPTION: Each event usually lasts two hours and is followed by morning tea. It involves several bush care activities including tree planting, weeding and litter collection.

LOCATION Pelican Point, across the road from the Business School at UWA

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 20

WHEN TO APPLY Events are held monthly

HOW TO APPLY UWA Guild Volunteering website

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS We recommend wearing closed in shoes, a hat and sunscreen plus bring water

CONTACT Kazia Reid: 21109652@student.uwa.edu.au or 0448960063

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Imagine UWA http://www.facebook.com/groups/imagine.opportunities

HOME VISIT ORGANIZER The home visitation programme in particular allows students to visit a particular disadvantaged home on an ongoing basis to provide practical services like gardening and house tidying. This allows the students to build a relationship with the family that is potentially rewarding for both parties.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: You will be working within a not-for-profit club and the role is hence voluntary. The club organizes about 3 home visits every Semester (may change depending on number of clients we have and student interest). In this role the home visit officer will: 1. Complete proposals as part of planning for home visits 2. Organize logistic elements such as date and time of visit, transport for students, equipment for gardening. 3. Be present during home visits to lead the team and initiate conversation and relationship building with families

LOCATION Various locations in Metropolitan Perth, depending on the clients we visit (within 40min of Perth City generally)

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 2

WHEN TO APPLY Anytime from July 13th to July 31st

HOW TO APPLY Submit an email stating: 1. Your basic particulars: Name, DOB, email and contact number 2. A short list of relevant achievements including educational, community service and leadership 3. Reasons why you are suitable for the job and how you will contribute to Imagine and the team Submit all applications to imagine.opportunites@gmail.com, Subject heading “Application for home visit officer 2015�

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS 1. 2. 3. 4.

Willingness to do some laborious work Ability to to work at details(admin, logistical, physical) Passionate about community service and making a difference in the lives of others Relational and leadership qualities

CONTACT Imagine.opportunities@gmail.com, Joash (0478080624)

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Imagine UWA http://www.facebook.com/groups/imagine.opportunities

HEALTH OUTREACH WORKER Our health outreach worker programme is in partnership with Homeless health care (previously Mobile GP). They train medical students who are then given the opportunity to mingle with homeless people at centres around Perth to encourage them to think about their health.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Students will be able to work with homeless people with the aim of getting them to think about their health as not everyone who comes into the drop in centre utilises the medical services there. Students will learn how to interact with homeless people in a clinic setting which can be very challenging. Throughout their time, they will be supervised closely by the nurse supervisor and GPs in the clinic. The long term objective is to encourage homeless people to utilise Mobile GP as their primary health provider. When appropriate, we will consider allowing medical students who have been certified to take basic blood pressure and observations under the supervision of the clinical nurse. We are even thinking of allowing some students to accompany an outreach nurse who goes out into the community to reach out to the homeless.

LOCATION 1) Ruah Monday, Wednesday and Friday 0845AM to 1230PM 33 Shenton Street Northbridge, W.A 6003

2) Tranby Tuesday and Thursday 0700AM to 1030AM 6/5 Aberdeen Street Northbridge, W.A 6003

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE Multiple

WHEN TO APPLY 1/07/2015

HOW TO APPLY Please send an email to Imagine.opportunities@gmail.com, about your interest. We will put you in touch with the next training. Training is compulsory in order to participate in the programme as health outreach worker.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Medical Student

CONTACT Imagine.opportunities@gmail.com

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St John Ambulance – Patient Transfer http://www.stjohnambulance.com.au/st-john/ambulance-and-health-services/patient-transfer-service

COMMUNITY ATTENDANT The home visitation programme in particular allows students to visit a particular disadvantaged home on an ongoing basis to provide practical services like gardening and house tidying. This allows the students to build a relationship with the family that is potentially rewarding for both parties.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

You will be working within a not-for-profit club and the role is hence voluntary. The club organizes about 3 home visits every Semester (may change depending on number of clients we have and student interest). In this role the home visit officer will: 1. Complete proposals as part of planning for home visits 2. Organize logistic elements such as date and time of visit, transport for students, equipment for gardening. 3. Be present during home visits to lead the team and initiate conversation and relationship building with families

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 20

WHEN TO APPLY Ongoing

HOW TO APPLY To become a volunteer with St John Ambulance Western Australia, you will be asked to complete an on-line application, including a medical questionnaire and undergo a National Police check. The on-line application and information pack is available on www.stjohnchangelives.com.au.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Essential: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

First Aid Certificate Mobility Training C Class Driver’a License Assessment and Vital Signs Module Physically able to manoeuver passenger Ability to work autonomously or as part of a team Professionalism Excellent Communication Skills A friendly demeanour A strong desire to help others Ability to maintain client confidentiality

CONTACT henry.law@stjohnambulance.com.au, 08 9334744

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COMMUNITY COMPANION POSITION DESCRIPTION: Vacancies exist for suitably motivated individuals to fill the voluntary positions of Community Companion within Patient Transfer Community Services. Remaining mobile in the community, Community Companions will be required to accompany clients to appointments at external healthcare facilities. Main duties and responsibilities 1. Accompany clients to their appointment 2. Help, reassure and provide companionship to the client 3. Assist patient with mobility and/or belongings as required 1 x 8hr shift a fortnight

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 20

WHEN TO APPLY Ongoing

HOW TO APPLY To become a volunteer with St John Ambulance Western Australia, you will be asked to complete an on-line application, including a medical questionnaire and undergo a National Police check. The on-line application and information pack is available on www.stjohnchangelives.com.au.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Essential:

Desired:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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First Aid Certificate Mobility Training Ability to work autonomously or as part of a team Professionalism Excellent Communication Skills A friendly demeanour A strong desire to help others Ability to maintain client confidentiality

CONTACT henry.law@stjohnambulance.com.au, 08 9334744

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UWA Health Promotion Unit http://www.fitforstudy.uwa.edu.au

The Health Promotion Unit supports student health and wellbeing through the award-winning Fit for Study Program. The health promotion team provide training, education, resources and peerbased outreach events for UWA students while advocating for student health and wellbeing with a focus on: - mental health, - sexuality, sexual health and relationships - alcohol and other drugs


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FIT FOR STUDY PEER EDUCATOR POSITION DESCRIPTION: Peer Educators deliver practical, face-to-face health education at events on campus and at the residential colleges. Office-based volunteering opportunities are also available to volunteers who would like additional experience in planning and evaluation of health promotion programs. Our peer educators can consolidate coursework theory with experiential learning while benefiting the health and wellbeing of other students. How often you wish to volunteer is up to you. You can commit to volunteering on an ongoing basis or participate in one-off activities on and around campus throughout the year. All educators are given training and support throughout their involvement.

LOCATION Health Promotion Unit, Level 2, South Wing Guild Village, UWA Crawley Campus Outreach events are held on campus or at the residential colleges

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE Unlimited

WHEN TO APPLY There are 2 volunteer intakes per year, January and July. You can register at any time and a member of staff will contact you with further information.

HOW TO APPLY Register at: http://www.student.uwa.edu.au/life/health/fit/volunteer

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Volunteer will be required to attend the 1-day Fit for Study Peer Educator Induction Training prior to volunteering.

CONTACT Health Promotion Team, healthpromotion@uwa.edu.au

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Hepatitis WA http://www.hepatitiswa.com.au | http://www.facebook.com/HepWA

HepatitisWA is a non-profit community-based organisation providing free services to the community. HepatitisWA aims to assist in obtaining the best possible care and support for people affected by hepatitis, reducing discrimination and stigma directed at people living with viral hepatitis and raising community awareness in relation to hepatitis. VOLUNTEERS POSITION DESCRIPTION: HepatitisWA is a small organisation committed to engaging the community and providing opportunities for people to volunteer their services and assist us in our work. Opportunities to work with us include: The Hepatitis Helpline: This service is provided from our offices and operates from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Volunteer staff are requested to work a four hour shift on a regular basis. Needle and Syringe Project: Providing a limited range of injecting equipment to people who choose to inject drugs. Health Promotion Events: HepatitisWA is often invited to participate in community and health promotion events. These may include school health days, university orientation days, community events and health promotion days at metropolitan prisons. Community Education: HepatitisWA provides specialised education sessions to youth through schools, health professionals and a variety of workplaces. Volunteer Training: HepatitisWA requires all volunteer staff to undergo a two day training course to ensure they are fully informed about hepatitis C. Training includes topics on: • Types of hepatitis (A, B, C) • Prevention and transmission • Disease progression • The lived experience(s) of hepatitis • Issues for people living with hepatitis • Discrimination and stigma • Testing and treatments • Support networks and appropriate referral All potential volunteer staff are required to successfully complete our training course. People interested in community education (public speaking) are required to undergo additional training.


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LOCATION 134 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge WA 6003

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 50+

WHEN TO APPLY Ongoing

HOW TO APPLY Register at: http://www.student.uwa.edu.au/life/health/fit/volunteer

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Volunteer will be required to attend the 1-day Fit for Study Peer Educator Induction Training prior to volunteering.

CONTACT Health Promotion Team, healthpromotion@uwa.edu.au

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WA Aids Council http://www.waaids.com

The WA AIDS Council, established in 1985, leads the Western Australian community in the provision of a wide range of services in the prevention of HIV, and the treatment and care of people living with HIV/AIDS. SAFE SEX ANGEL POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Safe Sex Angels program aims to inform gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (both HIV positive and negative) and heterosexual people about sexual behaviors that reduce the risk of HIV transmission. Volunteers ‘meet and greet’ patrons as they arrive at a major events or venues, give out safe sex packs and provide occasional referrals if requested.

LOCATION Around Perth

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE Unlimited

WHEN TO APPLY Ongoing

HOW TO APPLY Contact Natasha Brockwell, Volunteer Program Coordinator

CONTACT Natasha Brockwell Ph: 08 9482 0000 | Fax: 08 9482 0001 Email: nbrockwell@waaids.com | Web: www.waaids.com Address: 664 Murray St, West Perth, WA 6005 | Postal address: PO Box 1510, West Perth, WA 6872

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NEEDLE EXCHANGE PROGRAM POSITION DESCRIPTION: The WA AIDS Council (Needle and Syringe Exchange) NSEP provides services to people who inject drugs, including provision of needle & syringe units, barrels and tips free on exchange or at low cost as well as the safe disposal of used injecting equipment. We also provide safer sex equipment, user friendly advice, information and referral services. Sharing a used needle or other injecting equipment is one of the most effective methods of transmitting blood borne viruses. Australian needle and syringe programs have prevented thousands of cases of infection among people who inject drugs and, in turn, have protected the rest of the community.

LOCATION The NSEP operates five days a week (closed on Weekends and Public Holidays) on-site services are provided at our premises at 664 Murray Street, West Perth.

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE Unlimited

WHEN TO APPLY Ongoing

HOW TO APPLY Contact Natasha Brockwell, Volunteer Program Coordinator

CONTACT Natasha Brockwell Ph: 08 9482 0000 | Fax: 08 9482 0001 Email: nbrockwell@waaids.com | Web: www.waaids.com Address: 664 Murray St, West Perth, WA 6005 | Postal address: PO Box 1510, West Perth, WA 6872

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Over 18

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On My Feet http://www.onmyfeet.org.au

On My Feet is a not for profit that aims to use running to help those experiencing homelessness and long term unemployment change their outlook so they can make decisions that result in better life outcomes – with living circumstances, with employment opportunities and with social/family network. Our program provides homeless and long term unemployed with pathways to education and employment.


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RUN BUDDY POSITION DESCRIPTION: As a run buddy, you’ll be leading our participants through one of our tri-weekly our running sessions and lending a helping hand and listening ear. You’ll be part of a team providing a safe and inclusive environment to each participant, making sure they’re actively involved during each of our sessions. You’ll need to commit to at least one session a week for the semester– but feel free to come to all three!

LOCATION Fremantle

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 7

WHEN TO APPLY Before 31 December 2015

HOW TO APPLY Email bonniekpaul@gmail.com, 21308479@student.uwa.edu.au or call 0434 27 097 to express interest

CONTACT Bonnie Paul, Run Champion and UWA Student Liaison bonniekpaul@gmail.com, 21308479@student.uwa.edu.au or 0434 027 097

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Save the Children – Live and Learn Program http://www.savethechildren.org.au

The Save the Children UWA (SCA UWA) Student Branch is working in coordination with Save the Children’s Live and Learn Program. This program is a multicultural homework and life skills support program which provides educational, social and development support. It aims to improve the well-being of students from refugee backgrounds who are finding school and community life difficult. LIVE AND LEARN PROGRAM ASSISTANT POSITION DESCRIPTION: Tasks of the Live and Learn Program Assistant include but are not limited to the following: • Work on a one-to-one basis with a student to assist them with their homework (with a focus on literacy and numeracy development). • Support program staff to facilitate group activities to develop friendships, peer support and provide motivation. This includes study skills, building self-confidence and peer support networks. • Provide regular feedback to the Volunteering Coordinator, Program Coordinator or the Educator. • General tasks for the support of the program e.g. assisting with preparation of afternoon snack, cleaning and tidying up, preparation of resources/materials, etc.


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LOCATION Gosnells Community Lotteries House, 2232 Albany Hwy, Gosnells WA

TIMING Tuesdays or Thursdays, 3.30pm – 6.30pm during school terms (Volunteers need only select one day per week). Minimum 6 months commitment

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 1-3 positions available

WHEN TO APPLY Intake will commence roughly two weeks before the start of each school term. Available positions will be on the Save the Children UWA Student Branch Facebook page.

HOW TO APPLY The finalised dates for the application procedure will be outlined roughly two weeks before each school term commences. The details of the application procedure will be posted on an online application form and/or the Guild Volunteering Hub. The procedure involves 4 steps: 1. Online Application Form 2. Phone Interview 3. Face-to-Face Interview with Volunteering Coordinators. 4. Trial Session and Interview with Program Coordinator.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Successful applicants will require a: • Working with Children Check • Police Clearance that is obtained through Save the Children upon acceptance into the program

CONTACT To express your interest, please send an email to scauwa.vol@gmail.com

ANYTHING ELSE Own transport to and from the venue is mandatory.

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Lynwood SHS IEC Volunteering Program https://uwa.careerhub.com.au/workgroups/guild-volunteer-hub/jobs/detail/228908

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At Lynwood IEC, students are from a culturally and linguistically diverse background and are learning English as an additional language between the ages of 12 and 16. Students who enrol come from countries within Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America. They are from a migrant or refugee background and bring with them a diverse range of languages, cultures and religions.


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VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION: As volunteer with Lynwood Intensive English Centre (IEC), you’ll be assisting the teacher in classroom activities with its students. You’ll work to meet the needs of the classes for two periods (1 hour) per a volunteer per a week throughout the school term.

LOCATION Lynwood Senior High School (436 Metcalfe Rd, Parkwood WA 6147)

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 6 positions

WHEN TO APPLY By the 30th of September 2015

HOW TO APPLY Email volunteering@guild.uwa.edu.au

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Working with Children’s Check and National Police Check

CONTACT volunteering@guild.uwa.edu.au

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Engineers Without Border UWA http://www.ewb.org.au

We are not just for engineers! Engineers Without Borders UWA is part of a national organisation that believes that everyone should have access to the engineering knowledge required to lead a life free from poverty. At UWA we are the foundation for creating a shift in the engineering sector towards applying a people-centred approach to engineering problems. This is done through education of our volunteers and high school students in our outreach programs, creative marketing of the positive impact technology and design can have to the broader community, as well as through opportunities for students to volunteer directly in helping our community partners.


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EWBer POSITION DESCRIPTION: We are constantly running events, campaigns, high school outreach opportunities, professional development opportunities as well as many other programs surrounding humanitarian engineering. As an EWBer you will have access to these when they arise, and you will also be welcomed as a member of the EWB community.

LOCATION UWA

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE Open

WHEN TO APPLY Open year-round

HOW TO APPLY Send your name, contact details and areas of interest to uwa@ewb.org.au

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Regardless of what you are studying you are welcome to join EWB. If you have a passion for creating sustainable change in disadvantaged communities we would love for you to join us.

CONTACT President, Melissa Liu uwa@ewb.org.au

ANYTHING ELSE? Once you are an EWBer you’ll also have the opportunity to apply for one of our seven teams at UWA. The application process for these varies – if you’d like to find out more please email uwa@ewb.org.au

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Robogals Perth http://www.perth.robogals.org.au

Robogals is a student-run organisation that aims to engage schoolgirls in engineering topics from a young age, with the long-term goal of increasing female enrolment in engineering, science and technology courses at universities. Our primary activity is having university student volunteers (both female and male) visit girls primary schools to run LEGO robotics workshops and other engineering related workshops with all the materials provided. We also run large interactive presentations to reach to whole school or year group. The university students are provided with the necessary training to teach LEGO robotics, and an important goal of the organization is not only to have a positive impact on the schools, but also to provide a rewarding experience for the dedicated students who volunteer their time and skills to the organization. We have a strong sense of community between our volunteers and often run social events throughout the university semester..


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VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION: Volunteers, accompanied by a member of committee, will visit schools to present and teach students about engineering and programming of Lego NXT robots.

LOCATION Schools around the Perth metropolitan area

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE No limit, we’re always looking for volunteers!

WHEN TO APPLY Any time

HOW TO APPLY Contact training.perth@robogals.org to organise a brief training session before your first workshop. For information on upcoming school visits, please join the Facebook group “Robogals Perth- Volunteers”.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Working With Children Check

CONTACT Training Manager, perth.training@robogals.org

ANYTHING ELSE? Only volunteers who have been trained by the training manager may volunteer at workshops.

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Blackstone Academic Mentoring http://www.blackstone.asn.au/blackstone-mentoring

Blackstone Academic Mentoring is a mentoring program for first-year JD Law students. The objectives of the program are: • to offer guidance on assessments including legal writing and research, and examination preparation; • to give new students the opportunity to get to know older law students; and • to make sure all students have an equal chance to do well in the course, whether or not you’re from a pre-law undergraduate course, or have taken a break from study.


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ACADEMIC MENTOR POSITION DESCRIPTION: As an Academic Mentor you are required to attend at least 4 out of the 6 sessions per semester. During the sessions, you are required to deliver the academic materials, give advice about assessments and answer questions. Your role will also involve giving advice about other aspects of being a law student, including studying techniques and career advice.

LOCATION UWA Law School

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 15-20 students

WHEN TO APPLY First week of semester

HOW TO APPLY See “Mentor Application” at http://blackstone.asn.au/blackstone-mentoring/

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Penultimate/final year law students

CONTACT Alison Ho at academicmentoring@blackstone.asn.au

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Gymnastics WA http://www.gymnasticswa.asn.au

Gymnastics WA bring together all Gymnastics Clubs in WA for a range of competitions throughout the year. Volunteering with them will give you an insight into how a major sports event works and of course you’ll be introduced to the wonderful world of gymnastics.


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GYMNASTIC WA EVENT VOLUNTEERS POSITION DESCRIPTION:

There are roles for everyone at Gymnastic WA’s events. Each role will give you a unique insight into a major sports competition. While these roles might seem a little daunting, you’ll be given all the training you need on the day. Announcer: You’ll help us to present the competition to the public in a professional way! Working off a script you’ll introduce the competitors and ensure all sessions run to time. Music: In this role you’ll collect and coordinate the pre-recorded music at all competition sessions. You’ll be responsible for ensuring the music is played when an athlete competes and play music during the break period. Scoring: As the scoring coordinator you will operate the scoring system, ensuring the competition is scored correctly and efficiently. Events include Go for 2&5 Club Championships (21st - 23rd August), the Go for 2&5 Spring State Championships (10th – 13th September), Go for 2&5 Team Gym and RG Multiple Festivals (30th October – 1st November), Go for 2&5 GWA Foundation Finale and Club Levels State Championships (12th -15th November), and the Go for 2&5 GWA Gymfest (29th November)

LOCATION Most events are held at the State Gymnastics Centre

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE Many

WHEN TO APPLY Sign-ups open approximately 2 weeks before the event.

HOW TO APPLY On the Guild Volunteering website.

CONTACT Sophie.Greer@guild.uwa.edu.au

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Inclusion WA http://www.inclusionwa.org.au

At Inclusion WA we partner with Associated & Catholic Colleges of WA to run various sports events for throughout the year! Our events promote inclusive sport and allow students of all abilities, including those living with disabilities, to represent their school and have a go.


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EVENTS ASSISTANT POSITION DESCRIPTION: As a volunteer at an Inclusion WA sports event you will help us to set-up and pack down. During the event you’ll have roles like assisting the community sports groups, helping move students from one match to another, assisting with presentations or helping us to cook up a barbeque. Semester 2 events include Indoor Soccer (21st August), Athletics (11th September) and a Sports Day (30th October).

LOCATION A variety of locations.

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE Between 2 and 5 volunteers at each event

WHEN TO APPLY Sign-ups open approximately 2 weeks before the event.

HOW TO APPLY On the Guild Volunteering website.

CONTACT Sophie.Greer@guild.uwa.edu.au

“I thoroughly enjoyed The Inclusion Sports Day, especially interacting with the children and watching the joy even just a small triumph brought them – it was absolutely fulfilling. I was impressed with how organised the day was, it flowed so smoothly!”


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Bicycling WA http://www.bwa.org.au

Bicycling Western Australia is a community based not-forprofit organisation promoting a healthy community through cycling. Volunteers help out at their community events and competitions.


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RIDE2WORK DAY BREAKFAST VOLUNTEERS POSITION DESCRIPTION: On Wednesday 14th October Bicycling WA are marking Ride2Work Day with a big breakfast! The Ride2Work Breakfast is all about celebrating the benefits of riding to work or study and brings together the communities that support it! The event will see thousands of cyclists pick up a free breakfast and wander around the health and fitness exhibits. Guild Volunteering are assembling a team of volunteer breakfast champions to help out at the Perth City event. All volunteers will need to be at the Perth Concert Hall Forecourt by 6:30am. We’ll help out by doing things like serving breakfast, registering cyclists, assisting with distribution of bags or water bottles and helping with pack down. Volunteering will finish about 8:30am.

LOCATION Most events are held at the State Gymnastics Centre

NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE 15+

WHEN TO APPLY Sign-ups open approximately 2 weeks before the event.

HOW TO APPLY On the Guild Volunteering website.

CONTACT Sophie.Greer@guild.uwa.edu.au


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