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VOLUNTEERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN CHINESE YOUTH ELITE CLUB GET FEDERAL FUNDING SUPPORT

Monday, 17 August 2020
The Australian Chinese Youth Elite Club has received $5,000 through the Morrison Government’s Volunteer Grants to provide first aid training for volunteers.

Member for Reid, Dr Fiona Martin, said that the not-for-profit community organisation does important work in her electorate and the broader community to create social cohesion.

“The organisation gives young Chinese Australians an opportunity to do charitable work within their community and across other multicultural communities,” Dr Martin said.

“It is important that young Chinese Australians in our area have an opportunity to connect with others and give back to the community,” Dr Martin stated.

The electorate of Reid has a large Chinese Australian demographic, with over 18% of constituents stating they have Chinese ancestry according to the 2016 Australian Census.

Chairperson of the Australian Chinese Youth Elite Club, Mr Leo Wei, says the Volunteer Grant will prepare volunteers for future events and activities.

“We are very grateful that the federal government's Volunteer Grant gave us the chance to offer comprehensive first aid training,” Mr Wei said.

“Especially as we work with seniors and vulnerable groups, first aid training is particularly important for our organisation to provide better service to the community.”

The Australian Chinese Youth Elite Club offers opportunities to volunteer across a range of initiatives.
Previous events have included a campaign to end domestic violence, support for farmers and regional communities as well as participation in local multicultural festivals.



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