COMMUNITY HELP GARDEN

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​  After years of providing volunteer and travel tours, due to popular demand, we are now able to provide community service garden project. We ensure the enhancement of the elderly and the volunteer by staffing this program. This 120 hours* program is for students studying community services course who are searching for a placement and love to get experience in elderly citizens home and help clean up the gardens at the aged facility. You will need to send us your police check, photo ID, two Covid vaccine confirmation, flu shot and Working with Vulnerable People Registration Card before you attend the program as well as attending the induction from 10am to 11am on the first Thursday.

*The hours could be flexible (For example 80 hours, 100 hours, etc)

 1. Program Includes

 

  • Managing workplace health & safety

  • Work with diverse workforce and promote diversity within organisation

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills and participate in developing communication strategies

  • Analyse the impacts of social and cultural factors on clients

  • Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes

 

2. Requirements To Participate

​This work may interact with senior citizens and vulnerable people, so you need the following:​

  • Photo ID

  • A police check

  • 2 Covid vaccine confirmation

  • Flu shot

  • Working with vulnerable people registration 

Please send your scanned copies of the above documents via our email: info@twac.org.au before you attend this program. 

 

3. Program Inclusions

  • A certificate signed by the aged care after completing the programs (The hours joined will be flexible)

  • Morning and afternoon tea, muffins, pastry, biscuits and bottled water

  • Diploma training sessions if you are a student

  • Classroom, toilets, kitchen, microwave & fridge

 

4. Time & Location

 

  • The program will be starting on Thursday, 28 October 2021

  • Meet at 9:45 am***  every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday & Induction day

  • You will come directly to our partner's location which is located in Hobart- the elderly citizens home is only 5 minutes from Hobart CBD

  • We will finish the volunteer day at 2:45 pm***

***Equivalent to 5 hours per day for community service

 

5. Cost

 

  • $980.00* per person if students prefer participating in 120 hours, in advance, non-refundable

We are often asked why volunteers need to pay to volunteer. Travel with a Cause (TWAC) understands that it may seem odd. But the question can be answered quickly:

 

  • TWAC’s volunteering programs in Tasmania & overseas are run by Non-Profit Organisations (NPO) like TWAC. Most NPOs hardly earn enough money to cover their costs. This is also the main reason your volunteering contribution is needed.

  • Fees associated with a volunteer program is used to prepare certificates, arrange for students to visit aged care, and especially spending time training sessions for students will take a lot of time for staff. This is not the volunteer work only, but for students studying community services, it could be regarded as the placement as well (however, it depends on each college's requirements and students need to double-check before joining the program).

  • It is also paid for a functional administration office that is responsible for coordinating, organizing and processing to make sure both you and the local organisations & communities have a smooth and great volunteering experience.

 

6. What To Bring

 

  • Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty and sturdy, closed-in shoes

  • Wet weather gear if rain forecasted

  • Camera

  • TWAC provides drinks and fresh water, but please bring your own drink bottle for refills

  • Please bring your own lunch and vehicle as no transportation and meals are included (The elderly citizens home is only 5 minutes from Hobart CBD)

 

7. Conditions of Participation

 

I agree to comply with the following terms that refer to my participation in Volunteers projects and activities:

1. I have notified Travel with a Cause of all relevant medical conditions and pre-existing injuries, and I consent to Travel with a Cause rendering or authorising such medical treatment as necessary and accept responsibility for all associated expenses.

2. I am a volunteer and not an employee of Travel with a Cause.

3. I will not smoke, consume or store alcohol or illicit drugs in vehicles, offices, accommodation or while working on a project site.

4. I shall respect the rights, feelings and property of all others associated with the projects.

5. I shall cooperate to ensure a safe, happy and hygienic team environment.

6. My placement on all projects is at the discretion of Travel with a Cause

7. Photographs or videos taken of me on a project can be used for promotional purposes.

8. Payment is subject to a cancellation fee of 50% within 14 days of commencement and 100% within 7 days of commencement. Payment and placements are not transferable.

9. I will have to complete the volunteer work assigned by Travel with a Cause's partner to receive the certificate.

10. Children must be 12 years old and over. Children must be accompanied by adults over 18 years old.

11. I will comply with Travel with a Cause's policies, while also accepting responsibility for my own safety and the safety of my personal belongings. Furthermore, I will not knowingly or carelessly endanger the safety and welfare of any other participants in Travel with a Cause's activities, or endanger the safety of their personal belongings. I understand that failure to comply with any of these conditions may result in Travel with a Cause requesting me to leave immediately and that I may also forego all entitlements relating to projects and payments.