WRSC VCAL 11 Personal Development Skills students pulled up their sleeves and produced more than 1000 pies and 600 Mexican meals for FareShare.
Olivia, an achieving, academic student is already strongly focussed on a career as a child psychologist.
Katia M was keen to take up a volunteering elective unit after listening to her brother’s experiences as a volunteer. Matthew had had a really gratifying and positive experience and the same is the case now with Katia.
Sienna and Leah made a deliberate choice in selecting a primary school for their volunteering; both plan to seek out future careers that involve working with children.
The volunteer work at Vinnies is light years away from her passion of astrophysics, but student Rahni has invested the same passion and energy she has for her academic studies into this work.
The work of the busy Salvos store in Thomastown is supplemented by volunteers such as Meng Li and Aster.
As well as community volunteering, we are trialling on-campus volunteering this year.
Alex completed a six-month course of volunteer work in 2021 and enjoyed it so much that he took the elective a second time.
The COVID-19 pandemic has managed to put a spanner in every part of our lives – and it has certainly disrupted our students’ plans for community volunteering.
It’s with some pride that Destiny and Bowen describe the various parts of their volunteer work at the Salvos.