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MY Initiative Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that provides specialised services to people who engage in behaviour of concern. Our unique model of Positive Behaviour Support promotes healthier, happy families, safer classrooms, engaging learning experiences, and skilled, effective professionals. We receive no government funding, and work to stimulate a healthy debate about the ways services are designed and delivered in Victoria.
We currently run 2 camps per year (hoping to increase this to 3 in 2013) for children with disabilities or behaviours of concern. The children are aged between 5 and 18 and have varying levels of dependency. Therefore, there is a buddy to suit every volunteer!
On Camp, you will be matched 1:1 with a buddy who we have deemed compatible based on any experience you have / age etc.
You will also have 2 group leaders, 2 coordinators, 2 camp chiefs, 1 nurse and visitors every day to help you along the way. No experience is required and all training is provided.
Volunteer time commitment:
The most important thing to remember is that all of the services we provide - in particular this camp, are run utilising the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Framework.
This means we do not use any punishment or negative reinforcements, but instead use positive practices and positive reinforcers to make the camp work.
All PBS training is provided before you attend camp.