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Byron Schoolies Hub

 

Year 12 exams are over and Byron Bay is getting ready for about 10,000 schoolies to arrive from all over Australia late November, to celebrate.
 

Schoolies HUB

Located at Main beach Byron Bay, open 24/7 for Schoolies-information, 1st Aid, free water, sunblock, condoms and more!
Red Frogs DJs at night & random acts of pancakes & chai…

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The Byron Schoolies Safety Response are still looking for volunteers to help with the Byron Schoolies HUB. It starts on Nov 17 and goes til Dec 4 and at least 100 volunteers are needed to make it all happen. If you've thought about volunteering, but aren't sure about it, then check out this video made by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation last year, after the BUDDI Community Drug Action Team won the first ever '2016 State Influence Award' from the NSW Ministry of Health for a Community Drug Action Team program of excellence for their work over the last nine years of running the Byron Schoolies HUB. To volunteer to be a part of this award winning program, contact the coordinator Nicqui at hubvolunteers@yahoo.com.au to register. Get involved in this great program! It's fun and it helps to keep our town and these young visitors safe and happy! 🙂 youtu.be/fjoSmCLqpwIMembers from the Byron Bay community chat about how they tackle the risks around drugs and alcohol during Schoolies Week. Find out more about our Community D... ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

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FANTASTIC clip Nicqui!

PS If you upload the clip Facebook (rather than being a link to youtube) will favour the sharing of it... something I've just learned 🙂

Byron Schoolies HUB shared Ballina Byron Gateway Airport's post.
Byron Schoolies HUB

Coming to Byron for Schoolies? Then maybe you might like to consider flying into our out of the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport!! Fares are on sale for that time!!JETSTAR FLIGHTS TO MELBOURNE FROM $65!

Grab a great sale fare on Melbourne direct flights from only $65/one way for select travel dates between 24th Oct - 13th Dec 2017 with most flights taking off at 1.50pm getting you into Melbourne at 4.00pm!

For more flight more information and to book visit www.jetstar.com, sale ends 25th Sept 2017 / 11.59pm

* Flight schedules subject to change, please always check the airline website for up to date information and happy travelling!
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5 months ago

Coming to Byron for Schoolies? Then maybe you might like to consider flying into our out of the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport!! Fares are on sale for that time!!
Byron Schoolies HUB shared BUDDI Community Drug Action Team's event.
Byron Schoolies HUB

The Byron Schoolies Safety Response are recruiting volunteers for the Schoolies HUB for this year! Do you have what it takes? Schoolies goes from November 17 to December 4 and the HUB is open 24/7 for the duration! 100 local volunteers of all ages are needed but they'd like to encourage young people aged 18-24 and also parents along with their teens to also sign up. Contact Nicqui at hubvolunteers@yahoo.com.au for more information. Please share the recruitment event page with friends and family who may be interested. This is a community-led initiative that helps to keep all these young visitors safe, along with the community of Byron as a whole.

Schoolies Hub Volunteer Recruitment Drive!September 18, 2017, 8:00amByron BayHUB VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!

Schoolies is fast approaching. This year the Byron Schoolies Safety Response is once again recruiting volunteers for the Schoolies HUB in order to help make the young visitors welcome and ensure that they enjoy a safe celebration. The HUB will be open 24/7 for the duration of School Leavers Celebrations from November 17 til December 4. This year the aim is to find 100 local volunteers who would like to give some of their time to the HUB. Some new Schoolies HUB Volunteers will have an opportunity to receive free certificate training in First Aid. The Byron Schoolies HUB are looking for volunteers of all ages but would like to encourage more young people between 18 and 24 to join up this year, it is a wonderful way to gain volunteering experience. Everyone who has been a part of the HUB since it started back in 2008, has had a great time and really enjoyed helping to make this a safe and happy experience for the young visitors. Young people generally make good decisions, but for the inexperienced Schoolies visitors, it can also be a time where they might get into trouble. The more volunteers we have, the safer these young people will be and also the less impact these celebrations will have on the local Byron Community.

The HUB is a large marquee, that is placed in Beach Park for the duration of the School Leavers celebrations. Services provided include games and activities, evening entertainment, a minor first aid station, a hydration station with free water, free sunblock and condoms and of course lots of visitor information about Byron Bay.

The Byron Schoolies Safety Response are also looking for experienced volunteer drivers to be a part of the shuttle min-bus service they plan to run this year, providing evening minor first aid shuttles to the hospital and return.

Businesses are also being encouraged to get behind the good work of the volunteers and donate funds towards the safety response, which will assist to cover the costs of this important initiative.

Anyone wishing to sign up to volunteer, donate funds or just wanting to learn more about the Byron Schoolies Safety Response and the Schoolies HUB can contact the Coordinator, Nicqui Yazdi on 0402013177 or email hubvolunteers@yahoo.com.au
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Schoolies Hub Volunteer Recruitment Drive!

5 months ago

Byron Schoolies HUB shared NSW Ambulance's photo.
Byron Schoolies HUB

Patient Norm knows when to call NSW Ambulance for a paramedic. Do you? We're thinking these posters might be good for the Byron Schoolies HUB this year... Ambulances during schoolies get flogged with all sorts of call-outs that just don't warrant their services.
#NSWAmbulance #RightCallRightCare #UrgencyOrEmergency?Patient Norm knows when to call NSW Ambulance for a paramedic. Do you?

#NSWAmbulance #RightCallRightCare #UrgencyOrEmergency?
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1 years ago

Patient Norm knows when to call NSW Ambulance for a paramedic. Do you? Were thinking these posters might be good for the Byron Schoolies HUB this year... Ambulances during schoolies get flogged with all sorts of call-outs that just dont warrant their services. 
#NSWAmbulance #RightCallRightCare #UrgencyOrEmergency?

 

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Byron Schoolies HUB shared Red Frogs Australia's photo.
Byron Schoolies HUB

Boss Frog Andy has some helpful tips to keep under your cap in the lead up to Schoolies! Would you accept candy from a stranger? Uhhh no 🙈 So don't accept drinks from randoms! Drink spiking can easily happen if you're not careful. Only accept unopened drinks and keep an eye on them at all times. That way you'll be confident of what you're drinking 👍🏼😄 #schoolies #redfrogsau #redfrogs #topschooliestips #partysafe @schooliesBoss Frog has some helpful tips to keep under your cap in the lead up to Schoolies! Would you accept candy from a stranger? Uhhh no 🙈 So don't accept drinks from randoms! Drink spiking can easily happen if you're not careful. Only accept unopened drinks and keep an eye on them at all times. That way you'll be confident of what you're drinking 👍🏼😄 #schoolies #redfrogsau #redfrogs #topschooliestips #partysafe @schoolies ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago

Boss Frog Andy has some helpful tips to keep under your cap in the lead up to Schoolies! Would you accept candy from a stranger? Uhhh no 🙈 So dont accept drinks from randoms! Drink spiking can easily happen if youre not careful. Only accept unopened drinks and keep an eye on them at all times. That way youll be confident of what youre drinking 👍🏼😄 #schoolies #redfrogsau #redfrogs #topschooliestips #partysafe @schoolies

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Byron Schoolies HUB shared Byron Schoolies Safety Response's event.
Byron Schoolies HUB

SCHOOLIES HUB VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NOW!!! YOU MUST SIGN UP ASAP TO GET THE FREE FIRST AID TRAINING OFFER!!! Email hubvolunteers@yahoo.com.au .... Schoolies starts on November 18.

Schoolies HUB Volunteers Recruitment DriveNovember 18, 2016, 3:00pmMain Beach, Byron BayHUB VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! YOU MUST SIGN UP ASAP TO GET THE FREE FIRST AID TRAINING OFFER!!!

Schoolies is fast approaching. This year the Byron Schoolies Safety Response is once again recruiting volunteers for the Schoolies HUB in order to help make the young visitors welcome and ensure that they enjoy a safe celebration. The HUB will be open 24/7 for the duration of School Leavers Celebrations from November 18 til December 5. This year the aim is to find 100 local volunteers who would like to give some of their time to the HUB. Up to 50 of this year’s Schoolies HUB Volunteers will have an opportunity to receive free certificate training in First Aid, with a number of successful grants having been received towards training. HUB Coordinator Nicqui Yazdi said “We are looking for volunteers of all ages but would like to encourage more young people between 18 and 24 to join us this year, it is a wonderful way to gain volunteering experience. Everyone who has been a part of the HUB since it started back in 2008, has had a great time and really enjoyed helping to make this a safe and happy experience for the young visitors." "Young people generally make good decisions, but for the inexperienced Schoolies visitors, it can also be a time where they might get into trouble. The more volunteers we have, the safer these young people will be and also the less impact these celebrations will have on the local Byron Community."

The HUB is a large marquee, that is placed in Beach Park for the duration of the School Leavers celebrations. Services provided include games and activities, evening entertainment, a minor first aid station, a hydration station with free water, free sunblock and condoms and of course lots of visitor information about Byron Bay. Schoolies HUB Coordinator, Nicqui Yazdi believes the offer of free certificate qualifications to volunteers is a great incentive and will also ensure that any young visitors that find themselves in trouble, whether it be a cut foot or a mental health crisis, will have qualified volunteers there to help them.

The Byron Schoolies Safety Response are also looking for experienced volunteer drivers to be a part of the shuttle min-bus service they plan to run this year, providing evening minor first aid shuttles to the hospital and return and also day-time activities, such as cultural excursions within the Byron Shire, visiting places like the Crystal Castle. Businesses are also being encouraged to get behind the good work of the volunteers and donate funds towards the safety response, which will assist to cover the costs of this important initiative.

Anyone wishing to sign up to volunteer, donate funds or just wanting to learn more about the Byron Schoolies Safety Response and the Schoolies HUB can contact the Coordinator, Nicqui Yazdi on 0402013177 or email hubvolunteers@yahoo.com.au
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Schoolies HUB Volunteers Recruitment Drive

1 years ago

Byron Schoolies HUB shared Byron Schoolies Safety Response's event.
Byron Schoolies HUB

BYRON SCHOOLIES HUB VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! Anyone wishing to sign up to volunteer, donate funds or just wanting to learn more about the Byron Schoolies Safety Response and the Schoolies HUB can contact the Coordinator, Nicqui Yazdi on 0402013177 or email hubvolunteers@yahoo.com.au

Schoolies HUB Volunteers Recruitment DriveSeptember 22, 2016, 2:00pmHUB VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! Schoolies is fast approaching. This year the Byron Schoolies Safety Response is once again recruiting volunteers for the Schoolies HUB in order to help make the young visitors welcome and ensure that they enjoy a safe celebration. The HUB will be open 24/7 for the duration of School Leavers Celebrations from November 18 til December 5. This year the aim is to find 100 local volunteers who would like to give some of their time to the HUB. Up to 50 of this year’s Schoolies HUB Volunteers will have an opportunity to receive free certificate training in First Aid, with a number of successful grants having been received towards training. HUB Coordinator Nicqui Yazdi said “We are looking for volunteers of all ages but would like to encourage more young people between 18 and 24 to join us this year, it is a wonderful way to gain volunteering experience. Everyone who has been a part of the HUB since it started back in 2008, has had a great time and really enjoyed helping to make this a safe and happy experience for the young visitors." "Young people generally make good decisions, but for the inexperienced Schoolies visitors, it can also be a time where they might get into trouble. The more volunteers we have, the safer these young people will be and also the less impact these celebrations will have on the local Byron Community."

The HUB is a large marquee, that is placed in Beach Park for the duration of the School Leavers celebrations. Services provided include games and activities, evening entertainment, a minor first aid station, a hydration station with free water, free sunblock and condoms and of course lots of visitor information about Byron Bay. Schoolies HUB Coordinator, Nicqui Yazdi believes the offer of free certificate qualifications to volunteers is a great incentive and will also ensure that any young visitors that find themselves in trouble, whether it be a cut foot or a mental health crisis, will have qualified volunteers there to help them.

The Byron Schoolies Safety Response are also looking for experienced volunteer drivers to be a part of the shuttle min-bus service they plan to run this year, providing evening minor first aid shuttles to the hospital and return and also day-time activities, such as cultural excursions within the Byron Shire, visiting places like the Crystal Castle. Businesses are also being encouraged to get behind the good work of the volunteers and donate funds towards the safety response, which will assist to cover the costs of this important initiative.

Anyone wishing to sign up to volunteer, donate funds or just wanting to learn more about the Byron Schoolies Safety Response and the Schoolies HUB can contact the Coordinator, Nicqui Yazdi on 0402013177 or email hubvolunteers@yahoo.com.au
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Schoolies HUB Volunteers Recruitment Drive

1 years ago

 
 

Byron Schoolies Safety Response

Schoolies in Byron Bay is a chilled out time… no big parties.. no big events… just a relaxing time in a beautiful place… Respect Byron’s unique vibe.

Byron Schoolies Safety Response group on facebook is a page to share information, links and all sorts of other stuff about school leavers celebrations in Byron Bay.

The Byron Schoolies Safety Response working group was formed in 2009 to assist to make school leavers celebrations in Byron Bay a safer time for both the visitors and the local community.

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Byron Schoolies Safety Response shared Byron Bay Community News's post.
Byron Schoolies Safety Response

THE BYRON SCHOOLIES SAFETY RESPONSE ARE DESPERATELY NEEDING HELP FOR THE SCHOOLIES HUB FROM MIDNIGHT TIL 8AM and for the 8pm to midnight shifts too... If you are a Superhero type guy and love late nights they NEED YOU RIGHT NOW!!! Contact Nicqui on 0402013177 or email hubvolunteers@yahoo.com.au ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

THE BYRON SCHOOLIES SAFETY RESPONSE ARE DESPERATELY NEEDING HELP FOR THE SCHOOLIES HUB FROM MIDNIGHT TIL 8AM and for the 8pm to midnight shifts too... If you are a Superhero type guy and love late nights they NEED YOU RIGHT NOW!!! Contact Nicqui on 0402013177 or email hubvolunteers@yahoo.com.au

The Byron Schoolies Safety Response are still looking for volunteers to help with the Byron Schoolies HUB. It starts on Nov 17 and goes til Dec 4 and at least 100 volunteers are needed to make it all happen. If you've thought about volunteering, but aren't sure about it, then check out this video made by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation last year, after the BUDDI Community Drug Action Team won the first ever '2016 State Influence Award' from the NSW Ministry of Health for a Community Drug Action Team program of excellence for their work over the last nine years of running the Byron Schoolies HUB. To volunteer to be a part of this award winning program, contact the coordinator Nicqui at hubvolunteers@yahoo.com.au to register. Get involved in this great program! It's fun and it helps to keep our town and these young visitors safe and happy! 🙂 youtu.be/fjoSmCLqpwIMembers from the Byron Bay community chat about how they tackle the risks around drugs and alcohol during Schoolies Week. Find out more about our Community D... ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

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Saxon Thomson you wiukd be great... welcome to stay at our place. i enquired myself too!

Byron Schoolies Safety Response shared Ballina Byron Gateway Airport's post.
Byron Schoolies Safety Response

Coming to Byron for Schoolies? Then maybe you might like to avoid the crowds at the Gold Coast and fly into or out of the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport! Fares are on sale for that time... check them out!JETSTAR FLIGHTS TO MELBOURNE FROM $65!

Grab a great sale fare on Melbourne direct flights from only $65/one way for select travel dates between 24th Oct - 13th Dec 2017 with most flights taking off at 1.50pm getting you into Melbourne at 4.00pm!

For more flight more information and to book visit www.jetstar.com, sale ends 25th Sept 2017 / 11.59pm

* Flight schedules subject to change, please always check the airline website for up to date information and happy travelling!
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5 months ago

Coming to Byron for Schoolies? Then maybe you might like to avoid the crowds at the Gold Coast and fly into or out of the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport! Fares are on sale for that time... check them out!
Byron Schoolies Safety Response shared BUDDI Community Drug Action Team's event.
Byron Schoolies Safety Response

The Byron Schoolies Safety Response are recruiting volunteers for the Schoolies HUB for this year! Do you have what it takes? Schoolies goes from November 17 to December 4 and the HUB is open 24/7 for the duration! 100 local volunteers of all ages are needed but they'd like to encourage young people aged 18-24 and also parents along with their teens to also sign up. Contact Nicqui at hubvolunteers@yahoo.com.au for more information. Please share the recruitment event page with friends and family who may be interested. This is a community-led initiative that helps to keep all these young visitors safe, along with the community of Byron as a whole.

Schoolies Hub Volunteer Recruitment Drive!September 18, 2017, 8:00amByron BayHUB VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!

Schoolies is fast approaching. This year the Byron Schoolies Safety Response is once again recruiting volunteers for the Schoolies HUB in order to help make the young visitors welcome and ensure that they enjoy a safe celebration. The HUB will be open 24/7 for the duration of School Leavers Celebrations from November 17 til December 4. This year the aim is to find 100 local volunteers who would like to give some of their time to the HUB. Some new Schoolies HUB Volunteers will have an opportunity to receive free certificate training in First Aid. The Byron Schoolies HUB are looking for volunteers of all ages but would like to encourage more young people between 18 and 24 to join up this year, it is a wonderful way to gain volunteering experience. Everyone who has been a part of the HUB since it started back in 2008, has had a great time and really enjoyed helping to make this a safe and happy experience for the young visitors. Young people generally make good decisions, but for the inexperienced Schoolies visitors, it can also be a time where they might get into trouble. The more volunteers we have, the safer these young people will be and also the less impact these celebrations will have on the local Byron Community.

The HUB is a large marquee, that is placed in Beach Park for the duration of the School Leavers celebrations. Services provided include games and activities, evening entertainment, a minor first aid station, a hydration station with free water, free sunblock and condoms and of course lots of visitor information about Byron Bay.

The Byron Schoolies Safety Response are also looking for experienced volunteer drivers to be a part of the shuttle min-bus service they plan to run this year, providing evening minor first aid shuttles to the hospital and return.

Businesses are also being encouraged to get behind the good work of the volunteers and donate funds towards the safety response, which will assist to cover the costs of this important initiative.

Anyone wishing to sign up to volunteer, donate funds or just wanting to learn more about the Byron Schoolies Safety Response and the Schoolies HUB can contact the Coordinator, Nicqui Yazdi on 0402013177 or email hubvolunteers@yahoo.com.au
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Schoolies Hub Volunteer Recruitment Drive!

5 months ago

Byron Schoolies Safety Response shared Byron Bay Community News's photo.
Byron Schoolies Safety Response

This weekend sees two back to back events on at the Byron YAC (Youth Activities Centre) with the first gig a MASSIVE YAC is Back FUNraiser!! If you haven’t been to the YAC in a while, you will see the showcasing of the beautification of this well-loved community resource. This is an all-ages event and all are welcome to celebrate and help Byron Youth Service raise money to keep their youth programs running! Music by Fergo, MERCY MERCY, DJ Julius, Monster raffle including 2 x 5 day tickets to Bluesfest 2017, Crystal Castle vouchers, 2 Skateboards, an Arnhem Kaftan, a
Quiksilver voucher, 2 Sunday tickets for the 2017 Byron Writer's Festival and more.... !! Trixie the Pixie, Fire Twirling, Face-Painting... heaps of food, including a Gourmet BBQ and Pizza Loca, a Juice Bar, games and more... Tickets are $10 and it's free for young people under 15. This is a drug & alcohol-free family-friendly event! This Saturday 4pm to 9pm at the YAC at 1 Gilmore Crescent. Here's the event page - www.facebook.com/events/344556959239089/ ... help to spread the word, invite your friends and get behind the mob who are all about looking after the youth of Byron Shire!
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1 years ago

This weekend sees two back to back events on at the Byron YAC (Youth Activities Centre) with the first gig a MASSIVE YAC is Back FUNraiser!! If you haven’t been to the YAC in a while, you will see the showcasing of the beautification of this well-loved community resource. This is an all-ages event and all are welcome to celebrate and help Byron Youth Service raise money to keep their youth programs running! Music by Fergo, MERCY MERCY, DJ Julius, Monster raffle including 2 x 5 day tickets to Bluesfest 2017, Crystal Castle vouchers, 2 Skateboards, an Arnhem Kaftan, a
Quiksilver voucher, 2 Sunday tickets for the 2017 Byron Writers Festival and more.... !! Trixie the Pixie, Fire Twirling, Face-Painting... heaps of food, including a Gourmet BBQ and Pizza Loca, a Juice Bar, games and more... Tickets are $10 and its free for young people under 15. This is a drug & alcohol-free family-friendly event! This Saturday 4pm to 9pm at the YAC at 1 Gilmore Crescent. Heres the event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/344556959239089/ ... help to spread the word, invite your friends and get behind the mob who are all about looking after the youth of Byron Shire!

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SCHOOLIES HUB VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NOW!!! YOU MUST SIGN UP ASAP TO GET THE FREE FIRST AID TRAINING OFFER!!! Email hubvolunteers@yahoo.com.au .... Schoolies starts on November 18.

Schoolies HUB Volunteers Recruitment DriveNovember 18, 2016, 3:00pmMain Beach, Byron BayHUB VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! YOU MUST SIGN UP ASAP TO GET THE FREE FIRST AID TRAINING OFFER!!!

Schoolies is fast approaching. This year the Byron Schoolies Safety Response is once again recruiting volunteers for the Schoolies HUB in order to help make the young visitors welcome and ensure that they enjoy a safe celebration. The HUB will be open 24/7 for the duration of School Leavers Celebrations from November 18 til December 5. This year the aim is to find 100 local volunteers who would like to give some of their time to the HUB. Up to 50 of this year’s Schoolies HUB Volunteers will have an opportunity to receive free certificate training in First Aid, with a number of successful grants having been received towards training. HUB Coordinator Nicqui Yazdi said “We are looking for volunteers of all ages but would like to encourage more young people between 18 and 24 to join us this year, it is a wonderful way to gain volunteering experience. Everyone who has been a part of the HUB since it started back in 2008, has had a great time and really enjoyed helping to make this a safe and happy experience for the young visitors." "Young people generally make good decisions, but for the inexperienced Schoolies visitors, it can also be a time where they might get into trouble. The more volunteers we have, the safer these young people will be and also the less impact these celebrations will have on the local Byron Community."

The HUB is a large marquee, that is placed in Beach Park for the duration of the School Leavers celebrations. Services provided include games and activities, evening entertainment, a minor first aid station, a hydration station with free water, free sunblock and condoms and of course lots of visitor information about Byron Bay. Schoolies HUB Coordinator, Nicqui Yazdi believes the offer of free certificate qualifications to volunteers is a great incentive and will also ensure that any young visitors that find themselves in trouble, whether it be a cut foot or a mental health crisis, will have qualified volunteers there to help them.

The Byron Schoolies Safety Response are also looking for experienced volunteer drivers to be a part of the shuttle min-bus service they plan to run this year, providing evening minor first aid shuttles to the hospital and return and also day-time activities, such as cultural excursions within the Byron Shire, visiting places like the Crystal Castle. Businesses are also being encouraged to get behind the good work of the volunteers and donate funds towards the safety response, which will assist to cover the costs of this important initiative.

Anyone wishing to sign up to volunteer, donate funds or just wanting to learn more about the Byron Schoolies Safety Response and the Schoolies HUB can contact the Coordinator, Nicqui Yazdi on 0402013177 or email hubvolunteers@yahoo.com.au
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Schoolies HUB Volunteers Recruitment Drive

1 years ago

Byron Schoolies Safety Response shared BUDDI Community Drug Action Team's event.
Byron Schoolies Safety Response

This Thursday, October 13 the BUDDI Community Drug Action Team will host the Breaking the ICE Byron Community Forum at the Byron Services Club, as part of the national awareness campaign to educate communities on how to combat the issues caused by ICE in their local areas. It is FREE entry, please share on your own pages, invite people along and get along yourself. This forum has many guest speakers, coming from all around Australia, to help the Byron community become better informed on the issues of ice, alcohol and other drugs.

Breaking The ICE - Byron Community ForumOctober 13, 2016, 5:30pmByron Bay Services ClubJust like almost every other community in Australia, Byron Bay has a problem with the drug commonly know as ICE. Over the last 10 years the presence of this drug has increased in the Byron community. Byron has always had its fair share of drug misuse, however ICE poses problems like no other drug.

On Thursday, October 13 the BUDDI Community Drug Action Team will host a Breaking the ICE Byron Community Forum at the Byron Services Club, as part of the national awareness campaign to educate communities on how to combat the issues caused by ICE in their local areas.

Mandy Nolan will MC the forum with guest speakers including Annie Bleeker from the Alcohol & Drug Foundation (formerly Australian Drug Foundation) and Matt Noffs, Author of best selling book Breaking the ICE, and third generation of the Noffs family to be working in drug rehabilitation and drug law reform. Matt Noffs grandfather was Ted Noffs, the founder of Sydney's Wayside Chapel and the Noffs Foundation, Matt is walking in his grandfather's footsteps and continuing the great work done by this family since the 1960s. Other speakers inlcude Mitch Dobbie Manager Tweed/Byron Drug & Alcohol Northern NSW Local Health District; Sam Booker Senior Project Officer, North Coast Primary Health Network and more. The Welcome to Country will be presented by Delta Kay.

The Breaking the ICE Byron Community Forum is a free event that hopes to inform the Byron community about local treatment options and resources and where to go for assistance. The evening will show a number of documentary films and slide-shows, along with various guest speakers, a panel session and Q & A. Representatives from local health, mental health, alcohol and drug services, will be present and resources will be available.

The Breaking the ICE Byron Community Forum will take place from 5.30 to 9pm on Thursday October 13 at the Byron Services Club. Light refreshments, tea and coffee will be included.

For more information contact Nicqui Yazdi at buddiyouthteam@yahoo.com.au or 0402013177

This event is presented by -
BUDDI Community Drug Action Team
and supported by -
Alcohol & Drug Foundation
NSW Health
Noffs Foundation
North Coast Primary Health Network
Tweed/Byron Drug & Alcohol Services
Northern NSW Local Health District

With special thanks to the Byron Beachfront Apartments and the Byron Services Club for their kind donations towards this event.
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Breaking The ICE - Byron Community Forum

1 years ago

HUB VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! YOU MUST SIGN UP ASAP TO GET THE FREE FIRST AID TRAINING OFFER!!!

Schoolies is fast approaching. This year the Byron Schoolies Safety Response is once again recruiting volunteers for the Schoolies HUB in order to help make the young visitors welcome and ensure that they enjoy a safe celebration. The HUB will be open 24/7 for the duration of School Leavers Celebrations from November 18 til December 5. This year the aim is to find 100 local volunteers who would like to give some of their time to the HUB. Up to 50 of this year’s Schoolies HUB Volunteers will have an opportunity to receive free certificate training in First Aid, with a number of successful grants having been received towards training. HUB Coordinator Nicqui Yazdi said “We are looking for volunteers of all ages but would like to encourage more young people between 18 and 24 to join us this year, it is a wonderful way to gain volunteering experience. Everyone who has been a part of the HUB since it started back in 2008, has had a great time and really enjoyed helping to make this a safe and happy experience for the young visitors." "Young people generally make good decisions, but for the inexperienced Schoolies visitors, it can also be a time where they might get into trouble. The more volunteers we have, the safer these young people will be and also the less impact these celebrations will have on the local Byron Community."

The HUB is a large marquee, that is placed in Beach Park for the duration of the School Leavers celebrations. Services provided include games and activities, evening entertainment, a minor first aid station, a hydration station with free water, free sunblock and condoms and of course lots of visitor information about Byron Bay. Schoolies HUB Coordinator, Nicqui Yazdi believes the offer of free certificate qualifications to volunteers is a great incentive and will also ensure that any young visitors that find themselves in trouble, whether it be a cut foot or a mental health crisis, will have qualified volunteers there to help them.

The Byron Schoolies Safety Response are also looking for experienced volunteer drivers to be a part of the shuttle min-bus service they plan to run this year, providing evening minor first aid shuttles to the hospital and return and also day-time activities, such as cultural excursions within the Byron Shire, visiting places like the Crystal Castle. Businesses are also being encouraged to get behind the good work of the volunteers and donate funds towards the safety response, which will assist to cover the costs of this important initiative.

Anyone wishing to sign up to volunteer, donate funds or just wanting to learn more about the Byron Schoolies Safety Response and the Schoolies HUB can contact the Coordinator, Nicqui Yazdi on 0402013177 or email hubvolunteers@yahoo.com.au

Schoolies HUB Volunteers Recruitment DriveNovember 18, 2016, 3:00pmMain Beach, Byron BayHUB VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! YOU MUST SIGN UP ASAP TO GET THE FREE FIRST AID TRAINING OFFER!!!

Schoolies is fast approaching. This year the Byron Schoolies Safety Response is once again recruiting volunteers for the Schoolies HUB in order to help make the young visitors welcome and ensure that they enjoy a safe celebration. The HUB will be open 24/7 for the duration of School Leavers Celebrations from November 18 til December 5. This year the aim is to find 100 local volunteers who would like to give some of their time to the HUB. Up to 50 of this year’s Schoolies HUB Volunteers will have an opportunity to receive free certificate training in First Aid, with a number of successful grants having been received towards training. HUB Coordinator Nicqui Yazdi said “We are looking for volunteers of all ages but would like to encourage more young people between 18 and 24 to join us this year, it is a wonderful way to gain volunteering experience. Everyone who has been a part of the HUB since it started back in 2008, has had a great time and really enjoyed helping to make this a safe and happy experience for the young visitors." "Young people generally make good decisions, but for the inexperienced Schoolies visitors, it can also be a time where they might get into trouble. The more volunteers we have, the safer these young people will be and also the less impact these celebrations will have on the local Byron Community."

The HUB is a large marquee, that is placed in Beach Park for the duration of the School Leavers celebrations. Services provided include games and activities, evening entertainment, a minor first aid station, a hydration station with free water, free sunblock and condoms and of course lots of visitor information about Byron Bay. Schoolies HUB Coordinator, Nicqui Yazdi believes the offer of free certificate qualifications to volunteers is a great incentive and will also ensure that any young visitors that find themselves in trouble, whether it be a cut foot or a mental health crisis, will have qualified volunteers there to help them.

The Byron Schoolies Safety Response are also looking for experienced volunteer drivers to be a part of the shuttle min-bus service they plan to run this year, providing evening minor first aid shuttles to the hospital and return and also day-time activities, such as cultural excursions within the Byron Shire, visiting places like the Crystal Castle. Businesses are also being encouraged to get behind the good work of the volunteers and donate funds towards the safety response, which will assist to cover the costs of this important initiative.

Anyone wishing to sign up to volunteer, donate funds or just wanting to learn more about the Byron Schoolies Safety Response and the Schoolies HUB can contact the Coordinator, Nicqui Yazdi on 0402013177 or email hubvolunteers@yahoo.com.au
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