“At the moment I’m volunteering with Anglicare, where I help with lunches. And on Fridays I volunteer at Books 4 PNG Kids, where I organise and pack children’s books,” Cally said.
“I love volunteering and my ParentsNext provider, Dempsey, encourages me to continue.”
As a pre-employment program, ParentsNext helps parents with children under the age of six, to identify their education and employment goals and connects them to training, child care and local services in their community.
Attending regular ParentsNext appointments, Cally enjoys how the ParentsNext program is tailored to meet her own individual needs.
“The ParentsNext program is very flexible,” she said.
“Dempsey is very friendly and always approachable. When I have my appointments, he listens to me and asks me questions about my volunteering.”
Identifying Cally’s interest in continuing her volunteer work, Dempsey is working with Cally to identify her future educational goals.