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Can You Help Us? Kids Like Us Volunteers

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The kids need you, we need you, can you help us?

Hi, my name’s Kylie Grau, and I’m a mum of a child who attends and loves KLU. After seeing how the kids benefit, I wanted to help support Catherine, Anne and the team who do an amazing job at KLU.

We’d love to run more social and fun programs the kids are interested in, and I’d love more parents to join me and co-ordinate some activities such as drawing/sketching, science-based activities with botanists, chemists or aeronautical experts, creative writing, crotchet, chess, book clubs, sci-fi clubs, and many more ideas.

We’ll need many hands to execute this well. Be involved as little or much as you would like, but let’s do it together. Please email me if you’re interested! We could organise a catch-up at the next Coffee and Chat morning on Friday, 7th of July, or during a weekend or evening if preferred.

Many thanks in advance,

Kylie Grau

KLU volunteers – volunteer@kidslikeus.org.au

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Fence-building Friends: KLU Volunteers Strike Again!

KLU once again has cause to thank our truly wonderful volunteers – this past week a small contingent have set about constructing the fence around our new home at The Treehouse!

It’s been taking shape incredible well, and the team have been doing absolutely brilliant work! Thank you so very much, team!

Sponsorship of the fence is open for just a few more days, so if you’d like to leave your mark on KLU history, this is your last chance to sponsor either a fence post, a metre of fence or a gate! https://klusponsor-a-fence.eventbrite.com.au

You can see our intrepid team (as well as their valiant – ahem – supervisor, Bootes) below!

 

 

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With Thanks Beyond Compare – The KLU Volunteer Team

This post can be boiled down to two simple words, two words that we can never say enough – no matter how much we want to!

 

THANK YOU!!!

 

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the incredible Kids Like Us Volunteering team, who help us out in so many different ways. Often we see these volunteers lending a hand around the Hub or offering their services at a KLUb, but sometimes our volunteers go above and beyond!

Recently, we held two volunteering events, one to help us out personally, and the other to raise funds for the Kids Like Us Bursary Fund.

For the first of these, we held a Gardening Bee at our future home one Saturday! Volunteers here helped us to make our garden look incredible (and we look forward to everyone seeing it!), and to be as safe as possible for our students. What we hadn’t expected was the incredible ideas these volunteers came up with while they were working, or just how much they’d enjoy what they were doing! We’ll be holding more gardening bees every few months, and we look forward to getting stuck in with them again!

 

The next day, an elite group of intrepid volunteers rose from their slumber in the early hours of the morning and made their way to Beach Road. Their mission? To safeguard cyclists and runners in the midst of a triathlon! From six thirty to eleven thirty, these volunteers held their ground, guiding members of the public to alternate routes and keeping Beach Road clear for competitors. For each volunteer, we gained $60 for the Kids Like Us Bursary fund, helping students from low-income backgrounds to access the help and support they need.

We really can’t thank these incredible teams enough, and we are so truly grateful for their brilliant work.

 

Thank you!

 

If you’re interested in joining our team either as a volunteer or a Volunteer Coordinator, let Catherine know at catherine@kidslikeus.org.au!

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Come One, Come All – Gifted and 2e Fair

Kids Like Us and the Gifted Support Network are organising a Gifted and 2e Fair for families, students and teachers, taking place on Sunday 9th of October from 2-5pm.

We will need a lot of help on the day, and we’re looking for 12 volunteers to help the exhibitors set up and pack down, as well as 6 volunteers to help manage the children’s activities and a number of other roles.

In order to manage the volunteers, we’ve created a website where you can enter your details against a specific role at a specific time.

If you can help out on the day, we would be incredibly grateful! All volunteers will be provided with a free lunch from 12:30-13:30 at the Networking Lunch with all the exhibitors and presenters.

To volunteer, please follow this link: www.volunteersignup.org/QYMXC

For more information about the event, follow this link here: www.giftedsupport.org/news.php#event398