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Welcome to Volunteering Geelong
Oct 27, 2016


Volunteering Geelong is an independent not-for-profit organisation that is committed to enhancing the quality of life in the community, through the promotion and support of volunteering.

Volunteering Geelong has relocated to the St Mary's Terrace Community Hub (192a Myers St). The Hub was recently developed by Common Equity Housing Limited.  Volunteering Geelong manages the space located in central Geelong.  It provides community organisations, commercial businesses and individuals with meeting, training and event spaces for hire at a low cost. Check out our brochure for more information.

There are spaces for workshops, seminars, talks and meetings accommodating up to 50 people.  There is also a consultation room for private meetings, interviews or one on one catch ups.

Volunteering Geelong also provides a referral service for volunteers looking for volunteer roles and organisations looking for volunteers.

Contact Volunteering Geelong on 0352211377 or if you would like more information.

Last Updated ( Oct 27, 2016 )
Give Where You Live - Feed Geelong Project
Jul 12, 2016
In 2016 Geelong Food Relief  received a Give Where You Live (Feed Geelong Grant)  to auspice Volunteering Geelong to deliver a project on behalf of the Geelong Food Assistance Network (GFAN). The project was based on the concept of providing basic training in volunteer management to GFAN members along with building resources that can be used (such as a volunteer handbook) for improving volunteer management.

The project was rolled out over a 6 month period during 2016, with workshops being held for GFAN network members, focusing on building their skills in volunteer management. The working group also developed a GFAN Volunteer Handbook - suitable for adaptation for GFAN member organisations.

Below are GFAN working group members who assisted in developing the handbook, with Volunteering Geelong's project manager, Alison Duff.

Last Updated ( Jul 12, 2016 )
HelpOUT emergency volunteering service launches in the G21 region
Feb 05, 2016
Volunteering Victoria is proud to launch HelpOUT  a matching service linking every day Victorians who want to help with the relief and recovery needs of disaster-affected communities.

HelpOUT is now being piloted in the G21 region, which includes the local government areas of Geelong, Queenscliff, Surf Coast, Colac Otway and Golden Plains. HelpOUT will assist with emergencies occuring within this region, and is taking registrations from people who are willing to volunteer in the G21 region, regardless of where they live.

HelpOUT is like a recruitment service for emergency relief and recovery volunteers. It maintains a database of individual volunteers who are ready, willing and able to help. We record each person's availability, location, and unique skills or equipment.

Then when organisations working in disaster-affected communities need extra help, they can request HelpOUT volunteers with the right skills from Volunteering Victoria.

Hear more about how HelpOUT has helped out at Wye River at  http://bit.ly/1SMqFZb

Last Updated ( Apr 19, 2016 )
Managers of Spontaneous Emergency Volunteer (MSEV) G21 Pilot Launch
May 14, 2015
After the successful pilot in Geelong, Volunteering Victoria is rolling out the Managers of Spontaneous Emergency Volunteers (MSEV) program across Victoria over a two year period. The program aims to recruit, train, support, deploy & debrief a workforce of skilled volunteer managers to help community organisations manage with the management of spontaneous emergency volunteers during disaster relief and recovery. For more information on the project (of which Volunteering Geelong is a key partner) access the Volunteering Victoria website.

Last Updated ( Nov 30, 2016 )
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