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Opportunity to volunteer at the SPEVI 2025 Conference in Brisbane!

Are you a young person with blindness or low vision from Queensland? SPEVI wants you! Every two years The South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment (SPEVI Inc) organises a conference to bring together people from Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Region who are involved in and interested in the education of people with blindness and low vision. The 2025 SPEVI Conference, with the theme ‘EmPOWERment through connection, inclusion and education’ will be held in in Brisbane, from 13 – 16 January 2025. SPEVI offers an opportunity for Queensland youth with lived experience of blindness or low vision to be volunteers and help facilitate and enrich the SPEVI 2025 Conference.

What may be expected of volunteers at the SPEVI 2025 Conference?

At the SPEVI Conference:

Volunteers will help empower the conference to run smoothly. You will direct people to conference sessions, food and amenities, assist conference delegates with tasks during some sessions and mingle with educators and presenters during break times. For volunteers who are interested, there will be opportunities to discuss your own education experiences and ideas with educators.

You will receive morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea. During free times you will be able to attend some presentations of your choice, if space allows. We’re sure the experience will be both fun and rewarding! Tell your friends who have lived experience of blindness and low vision about volunteering at SPEVI Conference 2025. They may want to come along!

Before the SPEVI conference:

You will need to provide your own transport to and from the conference and arrange your own accommodation. You will be required to attend an orientation session, either online or in person, prior to the conference.

If you are interested in being a volunteer, or for more information: please email by 1 September 2024.