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Volunteering Geelong Recognition Awards Print E-mail
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 )
Manager of Spontaneous Emergency Volunteer (MSEV) Print E-mail
Oct 06, 2014
The  Manager of Spontaneous Emergency Volunteer (MSEV) (funded Regional Development Victoria and NDRGS) was developed to help build community resilience by training, supporting, deploying and debriefing a workforce of skilled emergency volunteer managers to manage spontaneous emergency volunteers during disaster recovery and relief.

Project Scope
  • Emergency Volunteer Manager recruitment, engagement and support
  • Develop and deliver emergency training & resources to support managers
  • Peer support network and telephone helpline
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Engagement with relief and recovery organisations
To deliver this project, Volunteering Victoria is working collaboratively with Volunteering Geelong, Australian Red Cross, the CFA, SES, MAV, relevant LGAs along with community groups and volunteer involving organisations.

The 2014 Pilot project is now complete however the model is now being replicated throughout parts of  the state via the MSEV State Project being delivered by Volunteering Victoria throughout 2015 - 17.  For more inforamtion please refere to the Volunteering Victoria website.
Members from the MSEV G21 team are featured below wearing their Relief and Recovery Centre deployment tabards.


For more information on the project contact Alison Duff on 52211377. Access the G21 MSEV Pilot Project Final Report here.

Last Updated ( Apr 12, 2016 )
State Volunteer Awards Ceremony Print E-mail
Nov 17, 2015

Volunteering  Geelong nomination

Thursday the 5th November 2015 signaled the inaugural Volunteering Victoria State Awards ceremony to be henceforth celebrated annually on the volunteering calendar.

Volunteering Geelong's Step by Step mentoring program was nominated for an award in the 'Inclusion' section. Congratulations to Project Coordinator Lucinda Tucker and her amazing volunteer team and mentors.

On this day those who work in the volunteering management sector were assembled to officially thank and acknowledge the work of volunteer managers with a number of awards. And where better to feel the importance of people power of Victorian volunteering than inside the sumptuous surrounds of Queens Hall in Parliament House.

Pictured below at the Awards (from the left Gail Rodgers, Lucinda Tucker & Anthony Atkins (Volunteering Geelong), Sue Minchinton (Step by Step mentor), Lisa Wickson (NDIA))


Last Updated ( Nov 17, 2015 )
Research on people from disadvantaged backgrounds accessing volunteering Print E-mail
Feb 04, 2014
Below is a range of links to National & International research on people from disadvantaged backgrounds accessing volunteering

Volunteering Geelong PRAISE Project reports

General research around CALD volunteers (National and International)

General research around people with disabilities volunteering

Research around people with intellectual disabilities volunteering

Last Updated ( Feb 04, 2014 )
Premier's Community Volunteering Awards Print E-mail
Feb 04, 2014

Congratulations to Gail Rodgers,  Manager of Volunteering Geelong (pictured below with Victorian Premier John Brumby and Lily D'Ambrosio, Minister for Community Development), for being nominated as a finalist at the recent Premier's Community Volunteering Awards 2010 in the Community Volunteering Leadership Section.

Premier's Community Volunteering Awards
Premier's Community Volunteering Awards

Last Updated ( Feb 04, 2014 )
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