Empowering Dreams: Young Men with Disabilities Finding Purpose in Employment and Volunteer Work

After Aaron expressed his interest in car detailing, we reached out to Auto Image Centre and discussed the possibility of him working with them regularly. Auto Image was enthusiastic about supporting Aaron’s career development in the industry. He began his job in May, where he would clean the “Blood Bus” every Monday morning. In this photo, Aaron can be seen washing the boss’s car. The boss Sharron even gave him an official work shirt, which he is extremely proud of.

Since 2019, Tom has been engaging in volunteer work at FoodWorks Turvey Park. Throughout this time, he has been receiving individual support and has significantly enhanced his skills in organising and storing food items on shelves. Foodworks Turvey Park has played a vital role in this progress, and we are very grateful for their support. The accompanying photos capture the appreciation expressed by Marg from Foodworks towards Tom’s hard work, as well as Tom working alongside his support worker Kristy. It is evident that Tom thoroughly enjoys his work at FoodWorks, he always treats himself to something special afterwards 🍬

Robert started with Employment Preparation Griffith SLES course two years ago. When Robert started, he was a quiet young man and its pleasing to see how much he has now come out of his shell and is smashing his goals. Robert was completing work experience at Funland in Griffith for 12 months and recently started in the kitchen at the Coro Club. Due to Roberts can do attitude chef Katie was so impressed she offered Robert a paid position. Robert will start this month food prepping for the upcoming Christmas parties and continuing to learn new skills including plating up over 200 meals. We are very proud of the growth over Roberts two-year journey and will always be there to support him with any future goals he would like to reach.