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A warm welcome to our new volunteers!

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Rise would like to extend a warm welcome to some new volunteers who have joined the team recently. They are:

  • Florence Allen – Activity Assistant
  • Kathy Greenwood – Activity Assistant
  • Kerry Miller – Activity Assistant
  • Stewart Corcoran – Peer Support Course Volunteer

If you have any questions about Volunteering at Rise please contact Natasha on 6274 3700 or email Natasha.Zeplin@risenetwork.com.au.

Stratton Youth Centre gets a makeover thanks to Bridgestone

Bridgestone volunteers and Rise staff outside grafetti wall at Stratton Youth CentreRise was very excited to host the local Bridgestone Resources team at our Youth Centre in Stratton for a corporate volunteer day at the end of October.

Bridgestone’s corporate team eagerly participated in painting and furniture building competitions throughout the day to transform the centre into a fresh and interactive space for young people.

The walls were given a fresh coat of white paint and the centre now has a feature wall which is a black chalkboard. The young people absolutely love the new interactive chalkboard where they can express their creative side through drawing!

On behalf of the youth that are able to enjoy this fresh new space and the team at Rise, we thank Bridgestone for their energy and donation of the paint needed to complete the tasks. We look forward to working with you again soon!

Natasha Zeplin, Volunteer Coordinator, Dawn McAleenan, Youth Program Manager & Christopher Paull, Youth Outreach Officer

Rise Annual General Meeting 2015

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Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) Breakfast Celebration was held at Helen’s Place on a Friday, 30 October 2015.

We’ll need a bigger venue next year if attendance at the AGM continues to Rise – it was almost standing room only. While I like to think it was the promise of a compelling speech (!), I suspect it was because people know the AGM team deliver an entertaining event, with great catering, new information and a chance to catch up with friends and colleagues.

L-R: Rise Deputy Chair Alf Lay and Board Chair Dr. Anna Alderson

L-R: Rise Deputy Chair Alf Lay and Board Chair Dr. Anna Alderson

Congratulations to all involved – the upbeat, fun breakfast, expertly MCd by Rise newly appointed Deputy Board Chair Alf Lay – part board member/part stand-up comedian – reflects the optimistic and enthusiastic approach all our staff and volunteers show!

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Part of the fun- a polaroid photo booth!

To view photos from the day, visit our AGM Photo Album here.

Justine Colyer, CEO 

BHP Billiton Corporate Volunteer Day at Kira House

The team from BHP and Rise staff at Kira House

The team from BHP and Rise staff at Kira House

The Integrated Operations Mines team from BHP Billiton Iron Ore joined the Rise Youth team at our Young Women’s refuge, Kira House, for a Corporate Volunteer Day in October.

After months of planning and designing the project was a complete success, assisting in the transformation of Kira House into a more welcoming and homely environment. With the help of 13 Integrated Operations Mines employees, the whole house was painted and flat packed furniture assembled. It wasn’t only their valuable time that was donated to the project, the team raised money to fund the entire project.

A special thank you to Garth Walter, from the Integrated Operations Mines team, who was able to arrange a special donation of paint from Taubmans for the project which enabled more funds to be spent on new furniture for the home.

The day was full of laughter with three challenges across the afternoon. The painting challenge saw one team apply, what felt like 10 coats of paint to a room; a flat pack furniture challenge which tested a lot of patience and a baby (toy) change challenge which tested the teams ability to change a nappy, dress and swaddle the baby.

BHP staff get involved with challenges

BHP staff get involved with challenges

On behalf of the residents and staff at Kira House and the entire Rise team, we would like to thank the Integrated Operations Mines team for their generosity, enthusiasm and energy towards our project! We look forward to working with you again in the future. To view more photos from the day, visit our Photo Album here.

 

Natasha Zeplin, HR Officer and Penny Webb, Divisional Manager Mental Health & Youth

International Volunteer Day Breakfast

Volunteer Breakfast invitationInternational Volunteer Day is celebrated on 5 December and here at Rise we would like to say thank you to our volunteers by hosting a breakfast.

On Friday 27 November from 8am – 10am, we will be meeting at the Dome in Mundaring for our volunteers to come and enjoy some delicious food.

Download your invitation here or to RSVP, please contact Tash on 6274 3723 or email Natasha.zeplin@risenetwork.com.au.

Your Invitation to Rise’s 2015 Breakfast Annual General Meeting

Please join us at our next BREAKFAST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, celebrating our achievements during 2014 to 2015. Time, Day & Date: 8am, Friday 30 October 2015 Location: Helen’s Place, 12 Leslie Road, Middle Swan WA Transport can be booked from Wahroonga, 2 Craig Street, Mundaring...

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Volunteer Update: A Quick Catch Up, New Volunteers and International Volunteer’s Day

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On Friday, 18 September I caught up with a few of our volunteers at Wahroonga to see how they are going in their respective roles. It was a great session and there was plenty of positive feedback, along with new volunteer referrals from their family and friends. Thank you to everyone who attended and gave feedback and stories to the Rise Volunteer Program.

International Volunteer Day Breakfast

I’m also excited to announce that Rise will be hosting the International Volunteer Day Breakfast at Mundaring Dome this year. The date is yet to be confirmed but I will inform all our volunteers closer to the date.

New Volunteers

On behalf of Rise, I would like to also welcome some new volunteers who have joined the team recently.

  • Vera Aspinall – Bus Assistant
  • Trevor Harrison – Aged Care Driver
  • Anna Jorgnsen – Aged Care Day Centre Assistant
  • Sarah Bogdanich – Aged Care Driver

If you have any questions about Volunteering at Rise please contact myself (Natasha) on 6274 3700 or email Natasha.Zeplin@risenetwork.com.au.

Natasha Zeplin
Volunteer Coordinator

An Increase of Student Placements at Rise

_Lance-Chicote-Sept-2013-Pictures-194 2Over the past two months Rise has had an increase in student placements in Aged Care and People with Disability programs.

Thank you to all those staff that make this process possible, we have had very positive feedback from the tertiary providers regarding the students placement.

If you know of a student who is interested in any of our service delivery points and requires placement please contact the HR team on hr@risenetwork.com.au or call 6274 3723.

Volunteer Update: Welcome New Volunteers and Developing a Volunteer Strategy

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Welcome To Our Volunteers!

We value our volunteers and appreciate the contribution they make and so it excites when we get to welcome new ones into the team! Please welcome:

  • Vanessa Ha – Aged Care Kitchen Assistant
  • Christopher Nicoloff – Rise Board Member
  • Roseanne Quinn – Aged Care Activity Assistant
  • Tony Archer – Aged Care Driver
  • Stephen Greenwood – Aged Care Driver

New Volunteer Strategy

The Human Resource Team has been hard at work developing our 2015 Volunteer Strategy which includes developing the volunteer programs into Rise divisions. Over the next six months, four new programs will be rolled out:

  • Kira House Tutors
  • Disability Lifestyle Mentors
  • Mental Health Peer Support Course Volunteer
  • Mental Health Program Volunteer

These roles will be in addition to our existing volunteer services. If one of these volunteer programs sounds intriguing, keep your eye out on future vacancies posted via our website, social media pages or e-newsletters when we advertise for these positions.

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Would You Like to Volunteer at Rise?

Rise has many exciting volunteering programs to choose from. If you have any questions about Rise’s Volunteer Programs please contact our friendly Volunteer Coordinator Tash Zeplin on 6274 3723 for a chat.

Manuel and Jamil’s Volunteering Adventures with Conservation Volunteers WA

Manuel and Jamil planting trees with Conservation Volunteers WA.

Conservation Volunteers WA have two new volunteers, Manuel and Jamil. These enthusiastic individuals are from Rise’s Individualised Services and volunteer once a week.

They began volunteering in November last year. Both love the outdoors and have an interest in the environment. When Manuel and Jamil expressed wanting to volunteer, they were welcomed to take part in many conservation projects. These included planting, protection of endangered species and land care.

The guys have met many other volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds who have a variety of skills.

A big thank you to them both for looking after our beautiful land come rain or shine!

Sophie Bennett
People with Disability Team Leader