GOOD NEWS!! Thanks be to God!
I found a position… wasn’t exactly what I thought I would be involved with, but nevertheless, it’s a start. It’s a place called ‘Best Chance Training’ (see links for website) and I will be starting next Tuesday, volunteering my “skills” once a week in the cafe there for the next 6 months or as long as they’ll have me or as long as I have no other job to go to.
It started out as a referral from the Food Safety Trainer (the course which I did at Monash) back in November last year. She passed my name on to the Volunteers Coordinator at BCT and I was called in for an interview. Yes, it is a volunteer position and I guess I’d rather be doing this and gaining some skills than to sit around and wait for another cafe to call me. The position will definately help me as I will be preparing meals, making coffee, handling the cash register, cleaning up and also helping to prepare for functions (catering). So basically, it’s everything and because it’s a voluntary position, it won’t be as demanding nor will they have such high expectations. I’m there to learn and hopefully it will work out for both parties.
BCT seems like the perfect environment to be in, it’s actually a Childcare and Family services non-profit organisation. Have a read about their VISION and MISSION:
VISION: To be recognised as a leading independent provider of holistic children’s services in early childhood and associated life issues. Creating a world standard place where families can and want to come.
MISSION: Create and deliver in an extended family environment, services that are practical, reliable and responsive to the life issues experienced by families and their children, with an emphasis on early childhood.
You can read more about them from their website. It really feels good to be part of this, the people seem really friendly, will keep you updated as I go along. Wonder if I’ll get to take a few pictures while I’m at it. If you’re in the Glen Waverley area, be sure to stop by on a Tuesday cos I’ll be there from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Address is on the website.
Wish me luck everyone!!