VOLUNTEERING IN LATER LIFE

Posted on 10 Oct, 2019

The Centre for Ageing Better in the UK has published an article entitled ‘Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering’.

This article is provided here for your information and interest.


LIFELINE BOOK FAIR 18-20 OCTOBER 2019

Posted on 10 Oct, 2019

Lifeline is looking for volunteers to assist with the annual fundraiser at the Illawarra Sports Stadium, Hooka Creek Road, Berkeley.

Set up –15 to the 17 October, Customer service 18 to the 20 October and Pack up 21 October.

Contact us on 4227 7163 if you would like to find out more. Alternatively contact Lifeline direct on 4226 7272.


2020 DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITIES AND JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Posted on 16 Sep, 2019

This Program helps young people to finish their education and reach their full potential.

Do you work with a young person who could benefit from a scholarship? We ask your assistance in promoting the 2020 DCJ Scholarship Program. This information link will assist in advertising the program.

Students can use their scholarship for educational, support related or living expenses in the 2020 academic year. This can include text books, tutoring, medical needs or childcare costs.


NSW VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2019

Posted on 09 Sep, 2019

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of this year’s NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards presented on Friday 6 September.

It was fantastic to see so many volunteers at this event which recognises the amazing work you all do for your community.

Also a big ‘thank you’ to all the volunteer managers / coordinators who nominated your teams. Without you these awards would not be so successful.

All regional winners will now attend the state function in Sydney where the State Winners will be announced.


VOLUNTEERING MEMBERSHIPS

Posted on 15 Jul, 2019

If you are an organisation who works with volunteers then Volunteering Illawarra could assist you in recruiting, training and much more. If you take out a membership until the 31/12/19 at the moment our membership rate is 50% discounted. Please refer to our membership tab (all amounts are reduced by 50%) and select the right type of membership for your organisation. If you have any questions or would like to know which membership option would best suit your organisation’s needs, please give us a call.


INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?

Posted on 18 Apr, 2019

We are recruiting volunteers across a range of industries and organisations, so if you have a desire to help others, would like to consider a new career, have a Centrelink Mutual Obligation and / or need help with Work Development Orders (WDOs) please contact our office on 4227 7163 to arrange an informal one-to-one interview.

In 95% of cases we will refer you to a volunteer opportunity of your choosing on the day of your appointment.


NATIONAL VOLUNTEERS WEEK 20-26 MAY 2019

Posted on 16 Apr, 2019

Today marks the beginning of National Volunteers Week. A huge thank you to the thousands of volunteers throughout the region who willingly donate their time to make our community a better place. Volunteers freely give  many thousands of hours of their own time.

Of course a similar thank you must go to all those volunteer managers and coordinators working tirelessly behind the scenes in support of their wonderful volunteers.

Here is some statistical information for your interest.


VOLUNTEER EXPO, THU 23 MAY 2019

Posted on 16 Apr, 2019

This year’s Volunteer Expo, as part of National Volunteer Week, is scheduled from 9:30am to 3:30pm on Thu 23 May at the Illawarra Leagues Club, Church St Wollongong.

The Expo gives not-for-profit organisations the opportunity to feature their services and volunteering opportunities.

Hope to see you there!