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SYDNEY METERO – January Holiday Programs

We require volunteers to help run our January holiday programs. These role suit people studying Allied Health degrees.

We require volunteers to help run our January holiday programs. These role suit people studying Allied Health degrees.

Allambie – Habit-ILE

Our Allambie therapy team require Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy volunteer students to support children participating in their holiday Habit-ILE program – a clinically proven therapy that uses play to retrain the brain.

HABIT-ILE is a breakthrough intensive therapy program for children who experience challenges with hand and gross motor function.

Exclusive to Cerebral Palsy Alliance, HABIT-ILE draws on the latest neuroplasticity research, and is clinically proven to provide lasting functional improvement for children with cerebral palsy aged 6-13 years.

Using play to engage and motivate children, the program is tailored to each child’s unique interests and goals; whether it’s learning to ride a two-wheel bike, tying shoe laces or independently walking stairs.


  • Volunteers paired with a child to deliver the HABIT-ILE intervention
  • You will receive regular support and training from experienced PT & Ots
  • You will learn about HABIT-ILE, incl. motor learning principles + how to structure, scaffold and provide “just right challenge” for children with cerebral palsy.


TRAINING:  Monday 8th January at our Allambie Heights site (mandatory including previous volunteers)

PROGRAM DATES: Tuesday 9th January – Friday 18th January, 2024

TIME: 8.30am – 4.30pm each day

LOCATION:  Cerebral Palsy Alliance, 187 Allambie Road, Allambie Heights


Prairiewood – Kindy Kickstart

CPA’s Kindy Kickstart program is run by Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists to support children with a disability who are starting kindergarten in 2024.

Our program consists of fun, age-appropriate activities to help children develop the skills to assist their transition to primary school including :

  • Pre-literacy (recognising sounds, letters and words)
  • Pencil skills (pre-writing, shapes, tracing, writing names)
  • Language skills (listening, following directions and answering questions)
  • Fine motor (managing common school objects such as pencils, lunch boxes, zippers)
  • School life skills (working in a group, managing belongings, dressing skills, canteen orders, asking for help)
  • Concentration, social (taking turns etc.), and self-care



  • Work with our clients aged 3-5 years to help them develop the skills required to transition to primary school
  • Provide support for children with a disability in a group setting
  • Receive support from an experienced Occupational Therapist and Speech Therapists
  • Support our OT to implement a customised program to suit the specific needs of each child


PROGRAM DATES: Tuesday 9th January – Tuesday 16th January, 2024

TIME: 8.30am – 4.30pm each day

LOCATION: Cerebral Palsy Alliance, 224/244 Restwell Rd Prairiewood


  • Volunteers receive free training + hands on experience in this new and evidence-based therapy approach
  • Role is a unique opportunity to learn from experienced paediatric physiotherapists and occupational therapists


  • Volunteers will be advised in writing of CPA’s safe operating procedures, and will be required to follow accordingly
  • Volunteers will be required to comply with the current COVID safe plan
  • All volunteers will need to complete an online NDIS disability module, Working with Children Check and provide a Covid19 Vaccination Certificate including booster prior to starting the role


If this fun and rewarding role sounds like you, please email Volunteers Team: