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Salvos Metro transit teams

Volunteer street teamsStreet team launch

Left Image: volunteers at first training session. Right image: Top line, left to right: Mr Matthew James (Acting Sergeant, Transit Safety Division, Victoria Police), Major Karyn Rigley (Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army Melbourne Central Division), Major Graeme Rigley (Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army Melbourne Central Division), Mr Jim Dimitrioski ( Network Operations Manager, Metro), Superintendent Rod Wilson (Victoria Police Melbourne region), Inspector Phil Green (Transit Safety Division at Victoria Police Force), Sergeant Michael Aston. Bottom line, left to right: Lauren Cockerell (Youth Street Teams Coordinator, The Salvation Army Melbourne Project 614), Major Brendan Nottle (Commanding Officer of The Salvation Army Melbourne Project 614), Ms Leah Waymark (Metro Corporate Relations General Manager), Mr Brad Voss (Stakeholder Communications Advisor, Metro)

What is Salvos Metro Transit Teams?

Salvos Metro Transit Teams will extend the Youth Street Teams program to include key train stations and the rail network.

The program will see Salvos Metro Transit Teams head out on foot from Monday to Thursday, 5pm-7pm and both on foot and in vehicles Friday and Saturday nights from 8pm-1am focussing on engaging with the public to create a positive presence on trains and at train stations, improving the perception of public safety and responding to the needs of the public.

The Salvos Metro Transit Teams will particularly focus on connecting with vulnerable, intoxicated and disadvantaged people using the rail network, assisting them to find safe solutions home, working closely with Youth Street Teams to deliver a coordinated support system for people.

What training and documents do I need for Salvos Metro Transit Teams?

Training:

  1. Salvos Metro Transit Teams Training session: 2 hours
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  3. Outline of Salvos Metro Transit Teams program
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  5. Using targeted communication skills to build relationships
  6. Support the rights and safety of young people
  7. Working effectively with culturally diverse community members
  8. Managing alcohol and other drug affected young people
  9. Metro Training Induction
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  11. Shift sign-on procedure
  12. Brief MYKI induction training
  13. Referrals
  14. First Aid Training (Level 1/Level 2): 1 day session (9am - 4.30pm + 1.5hrs online learning component prior to session).
  15. Suicide prevention training session: 1 hour online training session

Documents:

  1. The Salvation Army Melbourne Volunteer Paperwork (at the back of the Volunteer Handbook that will be distributed via email following this session, please read though & fill out pages 19-25 and return them to Lauren Cockerell).
  2. Working with Children Card: Form available from Australia Post. Fill out the form and the post office will take some passport photos, then submit at the post office again, it takes a few weeks to come through, but you can start volunteering once you have submitted you WWC card application (just print the receipt and return it to Lauren Cockerell).

*All training is funded by The Salvation Army Melbourne Project 614

Initial training dates:

Date:                    Wednesday 5th Sep or Wednesday 12th Sep or
                             Wednesday 19th Sep or Wednesday 26th Sep.
Location:              The Salvation Army Melbourne Project 614, 69 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Vic, 3000
Time:                    6pm – 8pm

How do I get involved in Salvos Metro Transit Teams?

If you would like to get involved in the Salvos Metro Transit Teams program or would simply like to know more about the program please contact Lauren Cockerell on 0424 193 442 or lauren.cockerell@aus.salvationarmy.org.