Indian (sub-cont) crisis support agency open day at Harris Park

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The Indian (sub-continent) Crisis & Support Agency, launched by the mayor of Parramatta on 30 July 2014, is holding an open day for community volunteers on 1 November 2014.
ICSA works for people from the Indian sub-continent, and has developed a number of programs to support the community. The agency programs now have services ready to commence more regular delivery. The ICSA is in its infancy and as is largely run through volunteer efforts and some corporate donations.
On the ICSA open day members of the community will get a chance to learn about the agency’s work and the possibilities of involvement.
ICSA has two volunteer categories: the first is casual, and is for those who wish to help out on an ad-hoc basis, such as being ‘‘on call’’ for assisting with services and workshops.
ICSA also has a Registered Volunteer Scheme (RV), where volunteers get a full induction, safety briefing, and are required to undertake the required checks; volunteers are also eligible for some training and mentoring.
Registered Volunteers (RV) are allocated to a program, service or administration duties that best suits their skills, interests and availability. RV work is fully captured and can be used in testimonials, resumes or as evidence of unpaid employment or training for schemes such as work for the dole and student placements.
ICSA has a number of opportunities for people from the Indian sub-continent who are looking to support their overseas skills and education with local experience. Further, there are opportunities for those who have been out of the workforce for some time and need to gradually get back into the work pattern and need a recent reference.
For the entrepreneurial volunteers or dedicated community spirits there are opportunities to develop their own services that can be delivered either through ICSA or through collaboration.
ICSA open day will discuss these as well other related issues, on Saturday 1 November 2014 between 10am and 2pm at Harris Park Community Centre at 11 Albion St Harris Park.
For more details email info@icsa.net.au
Published in The Indian Sun, Sydney

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