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Want to Volunteer Print E-mail
Feb 18, 2015
Are your interested in volunteering?

If you are interested in volunteering, Volunteering Geelong advertise over 400 volunteer vacancies in the Geelong area. Potential volunteers can either search via our online database (top right hand corner of home page) or call Volunteering Geelong on 52211377 to arrange an appointment with one of our Volunteer Information Officers. Alternatively,  a list of urgent volunteer positions is available here.



Australian Multicultural Community Services - Information Session - June 16

Australian Multicultural Community Services (AMCS) is currently looking for volunteers to assist with the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) and Community Visitors Scheme Expansion.

AMCS volunteers are matched with a senior who experiences social isolation and will benefit from volunteers’ companionship and friendship.

The visits occur once a fortnight in people's homes or in an aged care facility. Volunteers and clients might have a chat, listen to the music, read books/newspapers/magazines, play board games, have lunch or a coffee together etc. The nature of the visits depends on client’s and volunteer’s interests.

We are looking for enthusiastic people who would like to make a difference in seniors’ lives. All you need to do is to commit for one hour per fortnight on weekdays or weekends for minimum 12 months.  Minimum 18 years old is a must. There is an information session being help in Geelong on June 16, 5.45-7pm, Australian Multicultural Community Services, Shop 16, 111 Pakington Street, 3218 Geelong West.   For more information Jacek Sokolowski 03 52259 5708 or

Loaned Executives Program - Give Where You Live

Each year, the Loaned Executives team play a pivotal role in the success of the Give Where You Live Foundation’s fundraising program. Volunteering their time over a 8 week period, the Loaned Executives visit workplaces and discuss with staff the Foundation’s Workplace Giving Program, which has been the backbone of our fundraising for over 60 years. For more information on the program, or for further information please contact Jessica Young by phone on 5229 4364 or via email



Step by Step Volunteer Mentor project 

Kate (on left) Volunteers at Bethany

Step by Step attempts to overcome some of the barriers people with a disability face when they want to become a volunteer.  This is achieved by providing them with a Support Mentor until they gain the confidence to ‘fly solo.’
Support Mentors required
We all know what it’s like to be left out.  People with a disability encounter this more than most of us.  Help us change this by assisting someone to achieve a long held goal to become a volunteer and become a valued member of a community organisation.  As a Supporting Mentor you will be the key to breaking down barriers by providing support to the volunteer with a disability at the initial stages of their experience.  You will guide them through their interview, induction and training until such time that they no longer require your support leaving them to continue on with confidence and sense of achievement.  Your hours of attendance will depend on the volunteer but it is anticipated that mentors will be required once a week for 3 to 5 hours and for possibly 6 to 8 weeks depending on the volunteer’s level of confidence.  You will be matched to your volunteer and receive training to support you in your role.

A certificate of participation in the program and/or reference will be provided on request at the successful completion of your involvement.

For more information access the position description here contact Lucinda Tucker at Volunteering Geelong at 52211377 or


What is YRIPP?

YRIPP is the Youth Referral and Independent Person Program. YRIPP delivers a high quality system of adult volunteers called “Independent Persons” who attend police interviews with young people in police custody when a parent or guardian is not available. YRIPP also seeks to divert young people from future offending through early intervention at the point of police contact.

They need committed volunteers to fulfil a vital role in helping young people at police stations. If you would like to attend an information session or contact the Volunteer Recruitment Officer to find out more.

YRIPP is a State Government funded initiative of the Centre for Multicultural Youth and the Youth Affairs
Council of Victoria, delivered in partnership with Community Legal Centres, UnitingCare and Victoria Police. For more information email: or access the website at http://www.yripp.org.au or phone 9340 3777.

For more information - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeDPLYMmpEE


Last Updated ( Jun 28, 2016 )
Helping Refugees in the Community Print E-mail
Feb 04, 2014

Refugees in our region come from a diversity of cultures and experiences. In Geelong they mostly come from Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Karen (Burma) & Afghanistan. What they have in common is that they and their families have been forced to leave their homeland. Diversitat have developed a range of programs to help with settlement of refugees in our region, volunteers play a vital part in these programs.

If you would like more information access the Diversitat website or email Volunteer Coordinator, Anita Boras, listing  your contact details, Anita will then be in contact you, email

Last Updated ( Feb 11, 2014 )
Inspiring Young People Volunteering Print E-mail
Feb 04, 2015
At the recent Volunteering Australia's National Conference on the Gold Coast in Queensland, a host of young people spoke about the amazing and inspiring organisations they have helped set up. Below is a snapshot of these programs supported by the Foundation For Young Australians.

Hello Sunday Morning
Chris Raine (2011 Young Queenslander of the Year), decided to start up a movement to promote people across the world to break their relationship with alcohol.
Mayibuye Dance Performance Group
Mayibuye runs projects across Australia, South Africa and Cambodia using performing arts to facilitate educational opportunities for young people who are vulnerable to negative peer pressures and at risk behaviour. This organisation was set up and is run by some very inspiring young people. Check out the Waka Waka dance Group!
Young People without Borders
Young People Without Borders is a new rite of passage for young Australians. A journey of discovery, culminating in a gap year overseas where you will become a volunteer and experience life beyond your borders, develop different perspectives, learn new skills, grow in confidence and independence and make new friends from home and abroad.
YGAP (Y-Generation Against Poverty)
YGAP is a not-for-profit volunteer organisation aiming to create tangible social change, both locally and abroad. Their primary purpose is to empower communities disadvantaged by poverty to be self-sustainable. To achieve this, YGAP aims to inspire volunteers through innovative and creative fundraising projects.
The OakTree Foundation
The OakTree Foundation is Australia’s largest youth run organisation. They are a group of young people working together to end global poverty, dedicated to achieving incredible change to the world's most marginalised, oppressed and disadvataged. They are comprised of 350 volunteer staff all under the age of 26.   

Last Updated ( Feb 18, 2015 )
Overseas visitors volunteering Print E-mail
Feb 04, 2014

Generally speaking if a person’s visa allows them to do paid work then they would automatically be able to volunteer. The only visas that need checking are those visas where paid work is not allowed. Refer to the links below for more information on specific visa categories. For more information on visitors from overseas wishing to volunteer it is best to refer to the Department of Immigration & Citizenship website. Some volunteer roles may require a Police Check and/or a Working with Children check.

Last Updated ( Feb 04, 2014 )
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