St John ACT is partnering with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to provide services and support to help young people avoid the risk of late night alcohol fuelled violence in Civic. Operating every Friday and Saturday night from 10pm-4am in the bus interchange, CBR NightCrew tent provides a place where young people can rest their feet, hydrate, charge their phones, access first aid and arrange transport home. We will also have roving helpers in the nearby area. While first aid qualifications and experience are useful, they are not necessary for this volunteering role. A desire to support and help young people and an ability to engage with them is much more important. Some of the activities involved in a shift include: * roaming civic engaging with youth and others out at night * handing out thongs to those without appropriate footwear * providing drinking water * de-escalating situations by providing a listening ear * giving directions * manning a safe space where people can rest and wait for lifts * providing phone charging facilities * providing first aid as required * caring for the intoxicated You will be provided with an induction including basic training and will be supported by an experienced team leader with first aid experience and a program coordinator. Team leaders will have direct phone contact with police patrols and teams' safety will be monitored through CCTV. Make a difference today and join as a volunteer. Requirements for volunteers: * Minimum age 18 * A current Working With Vulnerable Persons Card
We are looking for people of all ages (over 18) that can engage with youth and others out in Civic on Friday and Saturday nights and have the ability and interest to support intoxicated persons. Ability to attend 9.30pm to approximately 4am Ability to work in a team Friendly and approachable Ability to follow instructions No prior experience necessary
Rotary Adventure in Citizenship (RAIC) is an intensive and fun filled week-long program to help prepare young adults for full participation as citizens of Australia. Each year around 35 Year 11 students (the delegates) are sent by their local Rotary clubs to Canberra. They are taken out of their comfort zones into new places, set amongst new faces and asked to do new things. For a week, RAIC puts the delegates "inside" Canberra. Run in partnership with the Parliamentary Education Office the delegates are immersed behind the scenes in Parliament House. They view Parliament in action, including the Budget speech and Question Time, meet their Federal member of parliament and Press Gallery journalists. Through role play, delegates participate in law-making debates and explore the functions of the Parliament. One of the highlights is having morning tea with the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. And most importantly, they meet and make friends with young people from all over Australia. Delegates from previous years have said this is one of the highlights of the RAIC program.
For more information visit the official website at http://www.raic.org.au
New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory
The UNSW School Mathematics Competition has been run each year since 1962. It is open to participation by secondary school students in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. It is run in two divisions: Junior, up to and including Year 10; and Senior, Years 11 and 12.
The competition is designed to assess mathematical insight and ingenuity rather than efficiency in tackling routine examples. Students are encouraged to enter the competition if they are able to make some progress towards the solution of at least one of the past problems. The competition is a three-hour open-book exam. Entrants are allowed to take any books and materials, but not computers with Internet connections, into the examination.
Each year, about 700 students participate, 300 in each division, and prizes and/or certificates are awarded to about 60 in each division. In recent years, the UNSW School Mathematics Competition has served as one of the selectors for the Australian team in the International Mathematical Olympiad. Some of the winners have gone on to receive medals there.
For more information visit the official website at https://www.maths.unsw.edu.au/highschool/school-mathematics-competition