By City of Playford
The Playford 10 Volunteer Project is part of an on-going, in-school delivery to support year 4/5 children in Category 1 schools in the City of Playford to experience the benefits of volunteering in their community.
Project implemented: 2018 – ongoing
The goal of the project(s) is to provide students from a Category 1 school an opportunity to build their personal and social capabilities and to work with local artists in a volunteer capacity to create an art project that gives them a sense of achievement.
Volunteering Strategy for SA focus area: 1, 2, 3, 4
UN Sustainable Development Goal: 3, 4, 15
Why is this project important
The project is important because it brings together multiple organisations to support the children in their understanding of the benefits of volunteering.
Key steps to make it happen
The Playford 10 Volunteer Project is delivered at Elizabeth Grove Primary School as part of the Playford 10 project through the City of Playford and in collaboration with local organisations. The volunteer project works with organisations in the community to create a shared benefit and experience for the children and the clients or patients of the organisations (ie: Calvary Central Districts hospital patients; ECH aged care clients). The children, in conjunction with local artists work together throughout the school year on an art project, co-designed with the organisations and then celebrated together at the end of the school year. The project has multiple curriculum opportunities in literacy, arts, numeracy, and importantly to build personal and social capabilities.
Impact to date
- 88 children and 3 teachers at Elizabeth Grove Primary School participate in the project
- Highly successful project seeing the community work together with kindness, love and people helping each other, showing teamwork, and things happening outside of the school community.
- Children involved in the project have an opportunity to show people what they have to offer and for organisations in the community to support them in their development
- Project has given participating children an opportunity to see their worth, to grow up knowing they can make a difference in their own community,
Anglicare SA, South Australian Council of Social Service, Calvary Central Districts Hospital, ECH, Hyde and Seek Artists.
About City of Playford
City of Playford is home to over 94,500 people and one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in Australia located 30km north of Adelaide.
Much of Playford’s population is concentrated around the suburban centre of Elizabeth. Beyond this urbanised heart is a unique blend of open spaces, natural waterways, biodiversity and prime agricultural land.
Youth Development Officer – City of Playford
73 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth, SA, 5112
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