The Centre for Volunteering is committed to promoting and supporting youth volunteering in NSW.
Volunteer Referral Services (VRS)
The Centre for Volunteering runs a Volunteer Referral Service which is a useful resource to finding volunteer work. It is basically a telephone chat of around 15 minutes about volunteering, your interests, skills, your motivations for volunteering, your availability, and volunteer opportunities that may be available in your local area.
If you are under 18 years old it can sometimes be harder to find volunteer work but, with support from the VRS and dedication on your part, you should be able to find volunteer work that is suitable for you and benefits your community.
For more information about the VRS please phone 02 9261 3600 To have an interview with our helpful VRS volunteers you can call us on 02 9261 3600 of complete the online registration form.
Certificate of Active Volunteering I and II
The Certificate of Active Volunteering I and II, also known as CHC 14015 and CHC 24015, are nationally recognised qualifications. Students engaged in volunteering activities can participate in the Certificate of Active Volunteering courses. The registered on-the-job training enables volunteers to effectively participate in an organisation and undertake their volunteer work using practical skills required for the job.
For more information on these courses, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Max Potential Program (High School Students)
The Max Potential project offers 22 weeks of personal leadership development, including coaching, to young leaders from schools, and the community, to help them maximise their potential during the final years at school, and beyond. It also encourages students to focus on the local community and ways that they can work to improve it.
Participants can gain a qualification that provides a pathway to other vocational qualifications and improve their employability skills. In partnership with The School of Volunteer Management, the Max Potential Program offers young adults the opportunity to achieve the Certificate 1 in Active Volunteering, a nationally recognised qualification from the Community Services Training Package CHC08 that provides volunteers with the skills to meet the specific needs of the not-for-profit sector. For more information go to the Max Potential website.