FIND A ROLE FOR YOUR­SELF

VOLUNTEERING MEN­TORS SHOW HOW YOU CAN HELP

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - UP SKILL - Re­becca Dargie

MAX Po­ten­tial is a 22-week pro­gram in which Year 11 stu­dents are given spe­cialised coach­ing by a com­mu­nity mem­ber trained to bring out the best in oth­ers.

Stu­dents learn about volunteering through a range of top­ics in­clud­ing lead­er­ship, proac­tiv­ity, pos­i­tive think­ing and dis­ci­pline.

One of the coaches, Ally Dench, ex­plains that the pro­gram’s fo­cus is al­ways on ‘how do I ap­ply this to my life?’

“Stu­dents work with their coach on how to achieve out­comes. We don’t just talk about com­mu­nity ser­vice, stu­dents have to de­sign and im­ple­ment their own

Vol­un­teers make a big dif­fer­ence in the com­mu­nity.

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