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Category: VOLUNTEERING

Mark Hopkins to receive a 2019 Premier’s Volunteer Champions Award

We are delighted to announce that our very own volunteer Mark Hopkins has been selected as an award recipient in the Service category for the 2019 Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards. What an amazing and well-deserved achievement. Mark, a former student in PRACE’s …

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First Aid

On Monday, 21st October our volunteers and community group members got down on their hands and knees to learn some very important first aid skills. The participants were trained in how to administer CPR, basic first aid and use a …

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week

It’s National Volunteer Week ! During this special week PRACE recognise the important role our talented and hardworking volunteers play within our organisation. Quite simply, these wonderful people make PRACE ace! THANK YOU… Yvette Abdullah Moataza Boutros Dalmara Flavo Melissa …

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More Technology for Seniors Graduates

Another seven weeks have flown by and with this, one more group of tech-savvy elders have completed our Technology for Seniors course! This course saw many participants take huge steps in how they use technology to access entertainment, stay connected …

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2018 NENHN Awards

Yesterday evening PRACE  staff and volunteers had the pleasure of attending the 2018 NENHN Awards at St Georges Restaurant in Preston. PRACE was nominated for an award in the ‘Awesome Volunteer Program’ category. Although we didn’t win, the nomination was …

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Special Commendation for Cheryle Michael at the 2018 Darebin Community Awards

On Friday, August 24th we had the pleasure of attending the 2018 Darebin Community Awards where Cheryle Michael, PRACE’s Board of Management Chairperson, received a Special Commendation in the Citizen of the Year category for her many years of voluntary …

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Pedro Luna Nominated in Learn Local Awards

Congratulations to Pedro Luna, PRACE volunteer and student, on his nomination in the Learn Local Awards. Pedro has been nominated  for the Ro Allen Award which recognises pre-accredited learner excellence.  The award goes to a learner who has established pathways …

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Technology for Seniors with Darebin U3A

On Monday, June 4th we celebrated the final day of our 7-week Technology for Seniors course with our wonderful friends from Darebin U3A. This group really gave it their all and made a terrific amount of progress over a short …

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From Level 4 English to Volunteering

Celebrating National Volunteer Week on Monday, we reflected on how our wonderful volunteers find us. Some come through volunteer networks or know us through our community presence, and others come to us as former students. Four of our current volunteers …

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week

Our volunteers are amazing and we love having a national week to express our thanks. In celebration, we held a morning tea this morning at which the Making Connections students presented our volunteers with certificates of appreciation. We are so …

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