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Welcome to Volunteering Geelong
May 01, 2015

Volunteer Opportunities

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 was established in 1998 through the identification, by a number of individuals and members of the Geelong Volunteer Network (GVN), of the need for a "one stop shop" for volunteer recruitment and support.

Last Updated ( May 11, 2015 )
Manager of Spontaneous Emergency Volunteer (MSEV) G21 Pilot Launch
May 14, 2015
Volunteering Geelong & Volunteering Victoria with support from City Of Greater Geelong hosted a launch of the Manager of Spontaneous Emergency Volunteer (MSEV) G21 Pilot. The event, held in National Volunteer Week on May 12, 2015 at the Carousal, was attended by over 50 people. Special guests included, Emergency Management Commissioner, Craig Lapsley (far right), Parliamentary Secretary Gabrielle Williams (centre), and Simon Ramsay MLC. Pictured below are some of the MSEV volunteers and project team members, who as part of the program, have been trained to support volunteers during emergency relief and recovery phases of emergencies in the G21 region.
Last Updated ( May 14, 2015 )
New Definition of Volunteering
Jul 28, 2015

The New Definition of Volunteering - released on July 27, 2015

Definition: Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain.

The definition with explanatory notes.

For more information access the Volunteering Australia website.

Last Updated ( Jul 28, 2015 )
About the Geelong Volunteer Network
Feb 02, 2015
The Geelong Volunteer Leaders Network was set up to provide a forum for those with a common interest in volunteer management to communicate, share ideas and provide informal mentoring and support opportunities as required.

The ‘Geelong Volunteer Leaders Network’ was established in early 1994 and membership has expanded considerably in recent years. Membership is free and meetings are every 2 months. If you would like to join the Network, please contact

2015 Meeting Dates and Times

  • Wed 25th February - 9.00-10.30am, Deakin Cats Community Centre at Simonds Stadium.
  • Wed 6th May - 9.00-10.30am, Deakin Cats Community Centre at Simonds Stadium.
  • Wed 8th July - 9.00-10.30am, Deakin Cats Community Centre at Simonds Stadium
  • Wed 2nd September - 9.00-10.30am, Deakin Cats Community Centre at Simonds Stadium
  • Wed 4th November - 9.00-10.30am, Deakin Cats Community Centre at Simonds Stadium


Why Join The Network?

  • Support for new volunteer managers
  • Exchange of ideas on volunteer issues
  • Stimulating environment
  • Support for Volunteering Geelong as the public face of volunteering
  • Agency updates
  • Networking with other agencies
  • Practical up to date information
  • Lobby group with regional and state governments
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Relevant regional information
  • Professional expertise and backup
  • Managing on-going change
  • Up to date information on volunteer funding issues
  • Interpret government and funding trends
  • Exchange of written resources
  • Professional development workshops



Last Updated ( Jun 05, 2015 )
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