Students StepUp for CapRescue!

Our StepUp CapRescue Youth Volunteer program continues to grow and excel, with the addition of the Rockhampton Grammar School (RGS) students in 2022. Since April, the RGS students have donated over 185 volunteer hours across three events within our region. Our partnership with Tannum Sands State High School has also continued throughout 2022 with students eager to volunteer at our Gladstone based events.

Students from both schools are completing a Certificate II in Active Volunteering through Volunteering Qld or iVET and are completing their practical volunteer component with CapRescue.

The students who volunteer with RACQ CapRescue not only have heaps of fun at every event,  they also have the opportunity to meet new people, develop lifelong skills, foster their creativity and innovation and increase their employability.

Becoming a student volunteer expands professional and personal development and has many benefits for the student, the organisation and the wider community, including;

  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Learn new skills and develop employable skills for your career
  • Attain references for your resume
  • Build industry connections and networks
  • Bring your own insights and ideas into the community
  • Help non-profits enhance and extend their cause
  • Build your confidence
  • Act on your values, passions and interests
  • Enjoy new social and cultural experiences
  • Improve your physical and mental health
  • Have fun and make a difference!

Volunteering Qld reports that many employers see volunteers as trustworthy, proactive and motivated. In fact, up to 85% of employers believe volunteering to be just as credible as paid work, saying that relevant volunteering experience gives candidates an extra edge in job interviews.

If you are interested in becoming a CapRescue Volunteer or interested in hosting the program in your school, head to our website or email us today at [email protected] for more information.