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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 )
Manager of Spontaneous Emergency Volunteer (MSEV) G21 Pilot Overview Print E-mail
Oct 06, 2014
The 2014 Manager of Spontaneous Emergency Volunteer (MSEV) G21 Pilot  (funded Regional Development Victoria) 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.

Pilot 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 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.  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 ( May 25, 2015 )
Launch of the G21 Project Based Volunteering project Print E-mail
Feb 04, 2014

G21 Launch

Funding for the G21 Project Base Volunteering project was announced by Lily D’Ambrosio MP, Minister for Community Development at the 2010 June 17 Launch held on at Deakin University.  Pictured above (from left) - Jordan Mavros and Lesley Lightfoot (United Way), Lily D’Ambrosio MP and Gail Rodgers (Volunteering Geelong).

Like most things, volunteering is continually evolving. Project Based Volunteering, otherwise known as Skilled Volunteering, is a result of changes in society and increasing demands on our time. Its development is being driven by tertiary students, skilled professionals and skilled retirees (Baby Boomers) who want short term, flexible, ‘bite size’ volunteering opportunities which provide a meaningful experience without the long term commitment.

Volunteering Geelong, along with several other stakeholders, has begun a project to establish infrastructure and systems to make this a reality. This style of volunteering has enormous potential to assist community organisations. It provides opportunities to access skilled and experienced volunteers who can undertake a short term project that would normally cost money and time that they do not have.

With the support of funding from the Department of Planning & Community Development, Volunteering Geelong has appointed Lucinda Tucker as the Project Officer to implement this initiative. Lucinda works at Volunteering Geelong on Tuesdays and Fridays and is keen to talk with people who have skills that they would like to use to assist organisations through a specific short term project.

In the first half of 2011, Community Organisations will be invited to lodge projects with Volunteering Geelong that can be implemented by a volunteer with the appropriate skills. A workshop will also be conducted for organisations to support project management and development.

For more information please contact Lucinda Tucker at Volunteering Geelong on 52211377.

Last Updated ( Feb 04, 2014 )
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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