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Supporting volunteers with disability - Victoria Alive
In this webinar our Sector Development Manager Sara Sterling talks to Julyne Ainsley and Lana Bedford about involving people with disability in volunteering. Julyne started volunteering at Duke Street Neighbourhood house in 2012. During her time she’s been supported by Lana Bedford as her volunteer manager. Julyne and Lana share both of their perspectives about what works for making your volunteer program disability inclusive.
Want to learn more about making your organisation disability inclusive? Volunteering Victoria has been delivering the Victoria ALIVE project with Neighbourhood Houses Victoria and the Department of Health and Human Services to provide more resources and build the capacity Volunteer Involving Organisations wanting to engage people with disability. Find out more at http://www.victoriaalive.org.au/

Sep 12, 2019 02:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Julyne Ainsley
Volunteer @Duke Street Community House
Julyne is extremely active in volunteering in her community including positions on the advisory committee of Sydenham Neighbourhood House, and the Duke Street Community House management committee which includes a 2-year period holding the position of Vice-Chairperson. She also works on governance programs through Brimbank city council for people who want to set up their own community group. Living with an acquired brain injury has had its challenges but ascent stropped Julyne leading by example by being on the board of management for Duke street which she believes is a great demonstration of the abilities of people with disabilities.
Lana Bedford
Manager @Duke Street Community House
Lana Bedford is the Manager of Duke Street Community House in Sunshine and has extensive experience in social work and management roles in the community services sector. Lana has a strong commitment to community development principles and disability inclusion which informs all of her work at Duke Street. She manages a team of volunteers that includes several people living with disability and she is passionate about promoting disability inclusion in volunteering.