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Projects & Events

Karingal BacLinks have a list of established projects and events that run every year. Follow the links below to learn how you can get involved.

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Workplace Big Day Out

AN INTRODUCTION TO EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERING

The Workplace Big Day Out (WBDO) brings people with disabilities from various agencies together with employee volunteers from the business sector for a fun day of activities in a fully supported environment.

The Summer Workplace Big Day Out was held on Thursday, 24 November at Adventure Park, Wallington

Journey To Work

WHEN: TBA

Journey to Work is a training course designed to help prepare partners of retrenched employees to return to the workforce.

Trade Tryout

WHEN: TBA

Given there are skill shortages still evident in trade industries, especially in building and construction, this event will offer a range of trade tasters to male and female Job Active jobseekers aged between 18 and 35 that have indicated they are interested in trade as a career option.

KarnivART

KarnivART Geelong is a unique art exhibition featuring high quality works of art created by artists with a disability. The 2017 exhibition will be held at the Eastern Hub Geelong and will run during the month of May.

The exhibition is open to artists over the age of 15 who live in Victoria and identify as having a disability or history of mental illness. Exhibition entries have included sculptures, paintings, drawings and photographs.

 

 


 

 

 
 

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Joel realises employment goals

A struggle with language, literacy and numeracy was an open problem for Joel when he first walked through the doors of Karingal Training Sunshine, but he was determined to explore new work opportunities through education.

With the help of a dedicated Karingal Training trainer, Genevieve, he completed two job ready qualifications and a work placement and is now happily working for Home Instead Senior Care.

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Local achievers celebrated for ability

Six outstanding achievers were celebrated for their contributions to the community at the Geelong Awards for People with a Disability ceremony last month at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre.

This year's honours went to Simone Stevens for Volunteering, Annaliese Bishop for Sports and Recreation, Nicci Wall for Leadership and Advocacy, Ryan Schmidtke for Achievement, and Michael Chan for Arts, while the Young Achiever award was presented to Chloe Hayden.

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Clients and carers soak up soccer experience

More than 90 Karingal and St Laurence clients and carers travelled to Melbourne's AAMI Park on Saturday December 1 to see Melbourne City Football Club's clash against Brisbane Roar.

MatchWorks organised tickets and transport for clients and carers from Geelong, Warrnambool, Colac, Wyndham, Frankston and Rosebud, while Geelong's All Abilities soccer team was one of six teams participating in half-time games.

MatchWorks also hosted a Chairman's function for 30 guests, including Pararoos vice-captain Chris Pyne.  Chris last year captained New South Wales to victory at the National Paralympic Football Championships and spoke to fans before the game.  Everyone involved enjoyed a great night of soccer action.

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Garden fresh

The meals prepared in cooking programs operating from the Eastern Hub have never been fresher now ingredients are being harvested straight from the new on-site community 'food forest'.

GMHBA workplace volunteers worked alongside Karingal participants to plant a variety of stone fruits, berries, apples and lemons, along with different herbs.

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New look sports club

More than 10 job seekers spent six months renovating the North Shore Sports and Community Club as part of a Work for the Dole coordinator project.

Participants were involved in bathroom renovations, re-carpeting, painting, repairing fixtures, restoring seating, and constructing new storage areas and signage for the club house.  

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Karingal St Laurence Big Night Out

The Karingal St Laurence Big Night Out, held late 2016, was a wonderful success with over 500 people attending.

The night is the region's only fully inclusive annual gala event and sees local Geelong business representatives, people with a disability, community groups, and Karingal St Laurence staff, family and friends come together for a night of music and dancing.

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International Day of People with Disability

Karingal celebrated International Day of People with Disability with a variety of events across the state.

Officially opened by Cr Sandra Mayer, and Karingal client Martin Dobson, the Great South East Bowl Off began in Frankston as part of the occasion.

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Special announcement: Karingal expands employment services by acquiring ESH Group

Karingal's newly appointed Board Chair Dr Irene Irvine, today announced the acquisition of Employment Services Holdings (ESH) Group, following successful negotiations and the completion of an extensive due diligence process.

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Karingal St Laurence transition moves forward

Since the announcement of the merger of Karingal and St Laurence in August this year, both organisations have been working together on transitioning across to a single organisation - Karingal St Laurence (KSL).

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