Volunteer Training Calendar

The Hills Shire is very fortunate to have a large and dedicated group of volunteers who play a critical role in helping Council provide important services to the community.

The volunteer training calendar provides the opportunity for volunteers to enhance their skills and abilities.

Courses take place at Council’s office in Norwest and online. For all enquires please call 9843 0245 or email volunteers@thehills.nsw.gov.au

Workshop

Dates

Outline

AGED CARE SESSION

(CARE AND SUPPORT FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING)

Friday, 2 December 2022

10.00am – 12.30pm

The Hills Shire Council, 3 Columbia Court, Norwest

Community Room No. 6.

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Understand the importance of care and support of independent living through

  • Legislation overview
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Mandatory reporting
  • And ways to better understand people with dementia and depression

CPR COURSE

Friday, 16 September 2022

9.00am – 12.00pm

The Hills Shire Council, 3 Columbia Court, Norwest

Community Room No. 6

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Friday, 14 October 2022

9.00am – 12.00pm

The Hills Shire Council, 3 Columbia Court, Norwest

Community Room No. 6

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Thursday, 16 March 2023

9.00am – 12.00pm

The Hills Shire Council, 3 Columbia Court, Norwest

Community Room No. 6

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CPR (short for cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is a first aid technique that can be used if someone is not breathing properly or if their heart has stopped. CPR is a skill that everyone can learn — you don’t need to be a health professional. If you know CPR, you might save the life of a family member or friend.

EMBRACING VOLUNTEERS - SENIOR’S SAFETY AWARENESS

Thursday, 9 February 2023

9.30am-12.00pm

The Hills Shire Council, 3 Columbia Court, Norwest

Community Room No. 6

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This session is to support our senior volunteers on the important ways to protect themselves from their day-to-day volunteering role and tasks they are engaged in. Whilst remaining active and keeping safe is a major determining factor for having a positive outcome with a balance of service to others and their overall well-being.

We’re inviting all local volunteers across the Shire to be able to identify the different barriers and learn how you can maximise the different opportunities to make the most of your volunteering experience.

EMBRACING YOUTH VOLUNTEERING

Thursday, 13 April 2023

4.00pm-6.00pm

The Hills Shire Council, 3 Columbia Court, Norwest

Community Room No. 6

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This session is to all the young people or parents across the Shire who want to understand how youth volunteering works and to help discover your social potential. Learn how to grow your confidence, set inspiring and effective goals, develop new friendships, increase your self-awareness, and improve your communication skills.

FIRST AID COURSE

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

9.00am – 5.30pm

The Hills Shire Council, 3 Columbia Court, Norwest

Community Room No. 6

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Tuesday, 23 May 2023

9.00am – 5.30pm

The Hills Shire Council, 3 Columbia Court, Norwest

Community Room No. 6

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This training enables a person to provide immediate care and medical help and or attention to individuals who are suffering and injury or illness. First Aid is useful in many different situations whether at home, work, or in public locations.

FINDING YOUR WAY - REDISCOVERING PURPOSE AND PASSION IN YOUR LIFE

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

10.00am -12.30 pm

The Hills Shire Council, 3 Columbia Court, Norwest

Community Room No. 6

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Ever feel like you’ve gone off track and you’re no longer getting what you want in life? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In this workshop you will learn how to reconnect with your purpose and get back on track to living a fun and fulfilling life.

THE IMPORTANCE OF VOLUNTEERING AND HOW TO GET INVOLVED?

Thursday, 20 April 2023

Online 5.30pm-7.30pm

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Australians collectively volunteer more than 700 million hours of their time every year. Volunteering is proven to improve health and happiness and is a great way to boost your mood and make new friends. In this workshop we cover the 7 surprising benefits of volunteering and how to identify volunteering opportunities that are right for you.

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, gain a new skill or to simply try something new and get involved in our community.

MUSHROOM CULTIVATION WORKSHOP

Thursday, 20 October 2022

10.00am – 12.30pm

Annangrove Environment Centre

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Learn how to grow mushrooms. Designed and deliver to those who want to learn how to grow mushroom at their own pace. Participants will have the chance to learn the life cycle of fungi. Learn the basics of mushroom propagation – cultures, knowledge, types and the basics of either log growing, or home-based mushroom growing as a hobby.

TRANSFORMATIONAL VOLUNTEERING

  • DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
  • ANTI- DISCRIMINATION
  • ANTI BULLYING AND HARRASSMENT

Friday, 20 January 2023

10.00am – 2.00pm

The Hills Shire Council, 3 Columbia Court, Norwest

Community Room No. 6

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Bullying, discrimination, and sexual harassment can cause major harm to the wellbeing of individuals. It can have an impact on an individual’s health and happiness, affecting their ability to do their job. Breaches can incur heavy costs for organisations, including fines, loss of reputation and high levels of employee turnover. Diversity lends itself to many high-level goals, such as increased innovation, efficiency, and better results. Diversity and inclusion in the workplace will look at stereotypes, prejudice, and bias and how this shapes the way we feel, think and act. It will also cover methods and considerations to be aware of when creating an inclusive workspace and suggest what to do if someone is behaving inappropriately.