Volunteers in Aged Care Sector

NSW Ageing and Disability – Elder Abuse for professionals

This introductory online training course will improve your detection and response to abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Module one (nsw.gov.au)

    Mental Health Support (Staff and Volunteers) (1hr)

    Poor mental health and mental health conditions are one of the number one reasons that people visit their GP, but do you and your staff know how to support someone with a mental health concern? In this workshop we look at signs that someone requires help, we explore empathy and what it means to be a good listener. We also look at how you can support and talk to someone to manage their mental health.

    Learning outcomes:

    • What are the reasons people need support?
    • When should I be concerned?
    • The importance of listening.
    • Ways to support someone whilst maintaining our boundaries.

    Facilitated by: Adam Holstein

    Date: Tuesday 30th April
    Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm AEST

    Mental Health Support Training | Humanitix

     

      Volunteers and Volunteer Managers: New training and resources available

      New training and resources are now available for volunteers and volunteer managers in aged care.

      The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission have published new resources 37 including videos, factsheets, and online modules.
      Topics include the:

      • Code of Conduct for Aged Care
      • Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS)
      • Complaints process.

      The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) has also published OPAN resources for volunteers 22 on:

      • elder abuse
      • the role of OPAN as an advocacy service.

        Aged Rights Advocacy Service – Presentation for Volunteers in Aged Care

        Free online presentation for volunteers in aged care by the Aged Rights Advocacy Service on

        Monday, December 4, 11:00am-12:00pm AEDT

        ARAS Presentation Flyer with registration link.pdf (1.0 MB)

        CHSP Provider Information for Volunteers

        Community Connect Northern Beaches has created the following document:
        Volunteer Information.pdf (198.1 KB)

        It is distributed to volunteers and aims to improve understanding and awareness of the importance of CHSP service delivery – to help older people to live independently and safely at home.

        Feedback is welcome on this document, either by contacting Tom Beeh at Community Connect Northern Beaches on 0426 933 133 or email Tom at tomb@lets-connect.com.au or by completing the attached questionnaire and forwarding it to Community Connect (Email: info@lets-connect.com.au).

        Volunteers and Volunteer Managers: New training and resources available

        New training and resources are now available for volunteers and volunteer managers in aged care.

        The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission have published new resources 15 including videos, factsheets, and online modules.
        Topics include the:

        • Code of Conduct for Aged Care
        • Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS)
        • Complaints process.

        The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) has also published OPAN resources for volunteers 10 on:

        • elder abuse
        • the role of OPAN as an advocacy service.

        Free Aged Care Learning Packages

        Wicking has developed free Equip Aged Care Learning Packages which are now available for anyone interested in the aged care sector, including personal care workers, nurses, allied health professionals, volunteers and families.

        • FREE – all modules are completely free
        • Learn when it suits you. Modules can be accessed at any time
        • Each module only takes around 10 minutes to complete
        • Accessible on a phone, tablet, or computer

        Each learning module highlights key concepts on contemporary aged care topics and encourages participants to continue their learning by providing additional resources

        A free, downloadable certificate of completion is available for each module. On completion of all modules in the introductory or refresher learning package, an additional certificate is available which details learning and CPD hours.

        Click here to learn more

        Volunteering NSW State Conference

        The Centre for Volunteering is hosting a hybrid 2023 Volunteering NSW State Conference in Orange on:
        • Thursday the 8th of June 2023
        • 9:00am – 5:00pm,
        • The Orange Ex-Services Club

        Keynote Speakers include Christine Anu, Leigh Sales AM, Reconciliation Australia and Daniel Murray Empathic Consulting.
        The Centre are offering scholarships to attend the conference through an Expression of Interest process, to people who are engaged in volunteering in the region and staff who are involved in community development and/or the volunteering sector.
        Successful applicants will receive complimentary registration. You are encouraged to apply and share this amongst your community networks.

        More details are below plus how to apply, or follow this link:
        Applications close Wednesday, 24 May 2023.

        Sector Support and Development. Community of Practice.

        A discussion platform for SSD providers, peak bodies and the Department of Health and Aged Care.

        Click here for more.

        Volunteering Resource Hub

        The Volunteering Resource Hub, an initiative of Volunteering Australia, brings together useful, evidence-based and current best practice resources, tools, research and information to support effective volunteer management.

        Click here for more.

        National Standards for Volunteer Involvement

        The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement are being refreshed to ensure they reflect the contemporary environment and continue to support the volunteering ecosystem. The project is being lead by Volunteering Australia with the support of Volunteering SA&NT.

        Click here for more.

        National Strategy for Volunteering 2023-2033

        Following a rigorous and inspiring 12-month co-design journey Australia has a new shared agenda for a reimagined future for volunteering. The National Strategy for Volunteering, co-created by stakeholders from across the volunteering ecosystem, provides a blueprint for the next ten years that will enable volunteering in Australia to thrive.

        Click here for more.