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Welcome to Volunteering Geelong
Jul 06, 2016

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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.

We have moved!  Volunteering Geelong has relocated its premises to St Mary's Terrace, 192 Myers St. We are now open for business (restricted hours). All phone and email details will remain the same (52211377 or ).

Volunteering Geelong provides a referral service for volunteers looking for volunteer roles and organisations looking for volunteers.
Last Updated ( Jul 26, 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 )
Volunteering Geelong Recognition Awards
Nov 19, 2015

At Volunteering Geelong's 2014/15 AGM, awards were presented to two outstanding individuals recognised for their considerable achievements in supporting volunteers.

Lucinda Tucker who manages the 'Step by Step' volunteer mentor program presented the Organisation Award  to Garry Gow, Manager of Diversitat Training.

Garry, Ashley & Lisa
Garry, Ashley & Lisa

During the event Lucinda recounted,

"I met Garry Gow through someone, who knew someone, on our Steering Committee.  It was a 'yes' meeting!  Yes, here is someone who understands what we are trying to achieve.  Yes, here is someone who has previous experience and is keen to participate and YES, they would like to take two Step by Step volunteers. It was a great meeting. Garry and his colleague Carol and their team were endlessly patient.   Their workplace environment is exceedingly busy and quite corporate and yet they all found the time to accommodate our needs, attend our training and respond to my requests.  However what stood out the most to me was the value they placed on the program for what it could do for their organization as a whole. And for this we at Volunteering Geelong are very grateful".

Volunteering Geelong also presented the Individual Award to Pete Johnson

On behalf of Volunteering Geelong Lucinda said,

"Peter Johnston shares an affinity with the previous winner in that he likes to say yes.  In reviewing the his contributions,  Volunteering Geelong wrote a very long list.  Peter is a valued participant of the Geelong Volunteer Leaders network.  He is always expanding or refreshing is knowledge and skills. He has taken on Work For the Dole with great vigor, and although not formally volunteering, we know that if we were participating in a work for the dole program we would be thankful that we found ourselves in one of his groups enjoying his chocolate biscuits and teas. Peter is also extremely active for the Geelong Breakfast Lions Club and he can be found most weekends behind a BBQ, not socializing but fundraising for a worthy cause".

Gail, Pete & Lucinda
Gail, Pete & Lucinda

Last Updated ( Nov 19, 2015 )
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