Apart from the compulsory aspect of Chisholm Care there are so many benefits students are getting from volunteering their time and efforts to help those in need.
Benefits of volunteering:
- Gain confidence: volunteering can help students gain confidence by the opportunity to try something new and build a real sense of achievement
- Make a difference
- Meet people
- Be part of a community
- Learn new skills
- Take on a challenge
- Have fun!
Our Year 10 students have been extremely busy volunteering their services at a variety of organisations including Craig Care, Wheelchairs For Kids, People Who Care, Environment House and our local second-hand stores in the community. All the feedback I have received has been brilliant and they have really enjoyed their time working in the community.
The due date for the Diaries has been re-scheduled to 21 October due to the interruptions with COVID-19.
The Year 12 students still have a great opportunity to complete their 30 hours by volunteering at Craig Care and People Who Care on the holidays and weekends and a reminder that their Diaries will be due on 17 June.
Year 7 and 8 Diaries will be collected on 23 September. This date has remained the same as they can complete the bulk of their hours at home and helping out relatives.
The Year 9 students have been granted an extension and they will be required to complete and submit their Diaries to their PCAs on 21 October.
Mrs Janice Bell
Chisholm Care Coordinator