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Neda’s Story

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How did you find bestchance and what made you choose us?

Because of my passion for working with children, I decided to work as a volunteer in a kindergarten. So I searched on seek and sent my resume to the bestchance kindergarten centre in Glen Waverley. I had read the bestchance website and loved what their values were, as well as their focus on childhood development. I then met Alison, the volunteer coordinator. When I started, I found bestchance Child Family Care the best place to work.

How long have you been volunteering with bestchance?

I’ve been volunteering with bestchance since August 2017.

How have you found your time with us?

I have found volunteering with bestchance very useful. I have learnt a lot of things about the Australian culture, and have been taught thoroughly about safety and wellbeing for both children and staff. I have also learnt a lot of new things about how to develop the learning skills of children! I’ve experienced a friendly environment at bestchance, with its lovely trainers and staff.

Would you recommend bestchance volunteering to others?

Certainly, I would recommend bestchance as the best choice for anyone who is interested in working as a volunteer in a childcare centre or kindergarten.

What were you doing before volunteering?

I worked as a supervisor in a public library for 2 years. After migrating to Australia, I worked as a volunteer in a toy library for one year to adapt myself to the Australian community.

What are your plans for the future?

I plan to complete my education in childcare while I am working as a volunteer at bestchance. In the future, I would like to go to university. The most important thing to me is that I find something I love, while giving back to my community.

What is the most rewarding part of the work?

The most rewarding part of working as a volunteer is the fact that I develop early learning skills to teach children.

What is your favourite guilty pleasure snack?

Ice cream is my guilty pleasure because it is so delicious! Also, ice cream reminds me of my childhood.

What is your favourite movie?

My favourite movies are Paddington and The Boss Baby.

What is your favourite childhood memory?

My favourite childhood memory is when I went to the playground and my parents swung me while we were laughing, without thinking about the future, just living in the present.

 

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