This weekend intensive Carer Training provides both new and returning carers with in depth training in preparation for caring for a child and or sibling.

Carers are carefully selected to attend this valuable training and if successful must be willing to care for a child attending Country Hope's annual 'Time Out for Life' camp.

The Carer Training Weekend is generally held in July each year. Please contact us for further information or to apply to become volunteer carers please view our carer guidelines and download the volunteer carer application form.


Way2Go Volunteering
Toolkit for volunteer management

Country Hope provides this training in partnership with the Albury Wodonga Volunteer Resource Bureau. It is provided to selected volunteers based on volunteer positions available.  Volunteers approved for this training are selected based on their successful application and commitment to agreed terms. For information on current volunteer positions available visit here

The purpose of the toolkit is to:

  • provide information and tools for the development and management of volunteer programs
  • provide generic information for the development of policy and processes that are compliant with National Standards, and
  • provide a toolkit that can be easily adapted and amended to suit individual needs of organisations.

The policies, processes and forms meet with National Standards for involving volunteers in not-for-profit organisations. These standards are what Volunteering Australia regards as best practice in the management of volunteers.