It is very satisfying to see the impact we are having on these young people. The Work Readiness Program was such a powerful day. The facilitators had them right from the start and the turnaround was unbelievable – from the shy, nervous group who greeted them at the door with a limp handshake and no eye contact to a totally engaged and enthusiastic group who blitzed their mock interviews and had the confidence to stand up in front of the business guests and talk about what they had learnt from the day. The Grade 9 coordinator mentioned that one of the boys barely speaks at school, they haven’t been able to find a way to connect with him. This was the first time she had heard him speak in ages and couldn’t believe the transformation. To have so many young people tick ‘life changing’ on the evaluation form was testament to the success of the day.
Volunteering with Beacon is a fantastic way to meet new people, learn about our work and gain new skills. By becoming a Beacon volunteer, you will also become part of the solution to youth unemployment in Australia.
Beacon volunteers generously donate their time in a number of ways, including providing event support, helping in the Beacon office, pro bono expertise and by fundraising for Beacon.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, we would love to hear from you.
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