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28 Mar 2018 – Trinity Bay State High School Volunteer Information Session

Trinity Bay State High School Volunteer Information Session

Date: Wednesday 28th March 2018

Time: 9:00am-9:45am

FNQVI Staff: Oni, Cathy

TBSHS staff: Barbara Foster- Head of Dept. Senior School.

There were over 50 students in attendance with 4 teachers. We distributed 50 pens, 45 keyrings and about 60 brochures.

FNQVI presented a volunteer information session to year 11 & 12 student undertaking a Certificate II in Volunteer Services on Wednesday, 28th March 2018.



The opening of the volunteer information session was conducted by Oni. Oni outlined services FNQVI carries out. The role FNQVI play in placing potential volunteers into volunteering member organizations, briefed on organizational members and location of FNQVI shop. Oni delivered this using a slideshow.


Oni introduced Cathy (Referral Officer) to explain further the volunteer referral process and benefits of volunteering.


  1. Referral Process:

Cathy briefly explained the referral process:

  1. Individual makes contact- call, website or walk in
  2. Make an appointment
  3. Interview at FNQVI
  4. Introduction to organization
  5. Organization makes contact and interview
  6. Volunteers starts- Induction
  7. RO’s follow up on progress of volunteer and gains feedback from organization


  1. Benefits of volunteering

Cathy discussed with students the benefits of volunteering; this was explored with questions they may be considering with career path ways. Cathy suggested volunteering could assist in many ways. Some of which include:

  • An opportunity to make an impact in someone’s life
  • An opportunity to help an organization by sharing and refining your talents
  • Give back to your community
  • Develop new skills, build self-esteem and confidence
  • Build networks

Examples of volunteer positions available and member organizations provided.  During question time volunteer positions sheet and brochures handed out. Pens and key rings were given to Barbara for distribution to students. The presentation closed with thank you to staff and students of TBSHS.


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