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Special Event Volunteering Print E-mail
Feb 04, 2015
Volunteering for special events is an alternative to volunteering on a regular basis. Volunteering on a regular basis can be challenging as it may not fit with other commitments and lifestyle so special event volunteering could be a great alternative.

Volunteers are vital when it comes to events.  They can be involved in the event management, support planned activities on the day, help keep everyone entertained or generally organised.  It might be a sporting event like the Corporate Head of the River, a fun run, a cycling event or a charity golf day. It might be a festival or other awareness raising or fundraising event for a community organisation.

If you are interested in special event volunteering, contact us and we will keep you up to date with opportunities.

Special Event Volunteering available

2017 Cadel Evans Road ride is looking for volunteers
Last Updated ( Jan 24, 2017 )
HelpOUT emergency volunteering service Print E-mail
Dec 15, 2016
Emergency volunteering

Volunteering Geelong has been a key partner supporting Volunteering Victoria's new HelpOUT emergency volunteering service. This service operates year-round. The service registers interested volunteers and links them to organisations working in disaster-affected communities when help is needed.

Volunteering to help in an emergency can be a rewarding and enriching experience.

Register now to offer your help when it is needed most.

Through HelpOUT, everyday Victorians can register their interest in helping communities impacted by an emergency.  HelpOUT then matches people with rewarding volunteering opportunities that support identified community needs by partnering with the organisations working on the ground in affected communities.

People who want to volunteer can:

    Easily register their interest and availability online or over the phone
    Specify their preferred availability and the skills they can offer
    Be contacted by Volunteering Victoria's HelpOUT team and offered suitable volunteering opportunities as they become available

Eligible organisations involved in emergency management can:

    Register as a HelpOUT client organisation
    Receive tailored information and support to help prepare for emergency volunteering
    Submit requests for volunteers to assist with specific tasks before, during or after an emergency

For more information, read the Frequently Asked Questions or call us on (03) 8327 8560.
Last Updated ( Dec 21, 2016 )
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 )
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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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Volunteering Geelong's Research and Best Practice Print E-mail
Feb 04, 2014

Leading with Standards Program

Volunteering Geelong actively supports best practice in Volunteer Management in the region by developing new initiatives such as the Leading with Standards program, developed to assist community organisations to work towards impementing the National Standards for Involving Volunteers within their own individual workplace setting. The recently released report - Evaluation of the Leading with Standards Pilot Project & Appendix (Questionnaire) details progress of 12 organisations in the region as they work towards implementation of the Standards. 

Last Updated ( Feb 04, 2014 )
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