Citizenship Resource Volunteer

The objective of the Order of Australia Association is: “To celebrate and promote outstanding Australian citizenship”.

To help achieve this, one of the functions of the Order of Australia Association is to provide opportunities for ongoing support to the community through Branch projects.

The SA Branch committee is currently considering a new initiative to engage with the younger members of our community in a meaningful way – through the creation of Citizenship Resource Volunteers.

The role of a Citizenship Resource Volunteer will be to support junior secondary teachers in delivering a prepared classroom lesson from the Citizenship Knowledge and Understanding Strand, Civics and Citizenship, which looks at the Australian National Honours system and the ways in which individuals may contribute to civic life and serve others.

On 23 September 2020, the first induction session was delivered online via Zoom. Malcolm McInerney (Department for Education), a subject matter expert in Humanities education and current Manager of the Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools, gave an overview of Civics and Citizenship from the Australian Curriculum for Schools. Some of these participants are available to take part in a pilot program in schools to test the program’s feasibility.

On this page you can find the 2021 brochure for the Student Citizenship Awards and Citizenship Resource Volunteer programs, and some general information about the CRV program:

 

2021 SCA / CRV Brochure (pdf document)

Citizenship Resource Volunteer, information package (pdf document)

You will also find the CRV induction presentation, and the presentation which has been prepared to support the classroom lesson:

Volunteer Induction (pdf document)

Citizenship Lesson (pdf document)

 

For further information please contact:

Mr Noel Hender OAM BEM
sca.sabranch@theorderofaustralia.asn.au