The Hands Up! Workbook was developed as part of the Beyond the School Gates, Hands Up! volunteer program. This program was managed by the Bayside, Glen Eira and Kingston Local Learning and Employment Network (BGKLLEN) and was funded through the DHHS Engage! Program (2015–2017).
The Hands Up! volunteer program aimed to increase the number of volunteer opportunities in a range of community organisations for young people with intellectual disabilities and learning differences (e.g. Dyslexia, Autism, Severe Language Learning Disorder etc.).
This workbook has been designed specifically for the use of young people with varying degrees of intellectual disabilities and learning differences. This workbook provides (in easy to read language and the use of visual cues) an opportunity for users to explore their interests, passions and skills whilst also participating in activities that introduce and consolidate learnings around how to source a volunteer opportunity and workplace safety. This workbook also includes a very simple practise volunteer registration form, that when completed, may assist a young person in future, to complete real life volunteer registration forms, using the practise form as a reference.
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