Volunteering First for the Air League

 

Wing Captain Martin Ball receiving his Certificate in Active Volunteering

Wing Captain Martin Ball has become the first Air League officer to receive a Certificate in Active Volunteering from the School of Volunteer Management in Sydney.

It means our young leaders can now gain external recognition for their voluntary work in the Air League and this is something an employer would value

Martin, the new OC South Australia Wing and a former senior RAAF officer recently achieved the CAV1 certificate after completing a short program of study and 30 hours of active volunteering in the Air League.

The new course is intended for senior NCOs and junior officers, but was tested first by a team of experienced officers in South Australia to evaluate the program design and overall value. Wg Capt Ball said that the course was a positive experience; “It will be a positive addition to the current Officer Development Program. Junior Officers and NCOs will get a lot from this course and it will make them more effective contributors to the Squadron.”

The CAV course is a nationally recognised qualification and Federal Training Commissioner Tom Short said; “It means our young leaders can now gain external recognition for their voluntary work in the Air League and this is something an employer would value’.

More information on the Certificate in Active Volunteering can be obtained from Group Executive and Training Commissioners.

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