NSW STATE OF VOLUNTEERING 2021 REPORT – SURVEYS NOW OPEN!

Posted on 16 Feb, 2021

The Centre for Volunteering, in partnership with the Department of Communities and Justice, is producing the inaugural NSW State of Volunteering report. Help measure the value and impact of volunteering in NSW and make your volunteers count!

This report will provide an empirical evidence base from which the value and impact of volunteering can be measured and recognised.

Find out more and complete the NSW State of Volunteering survey by 5 March 2021.


INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ILLAWARRA – SCHOLARSHIPS CLOSE 22 FEB 2021

Posted on 16 Feb, 2021

Each year, the IWD Illawarra Committee awards seven individual scholarships of $2,000 each to encourage women in our community, Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 22 Feb 2021.

Please note: Applicants can self-nominate or be nominated. There is no age restriction on most, however the applicant/nominee must reside in the Illawarra.

More information and access to the application form is available here.


AVAILABLE : JAN TO JUN 2021 VOLUNTEERING ILLAWARRA MEMBERSHIPS

Posted on 10 Feb, 2021

Volunteering Illawarra 2021 memberships are now available for not for profit organisations.  Attached is our membership package which describes the various membership options. If you are uncertain as to what membership would best suit your organisation please give us a call.  Memberships for 2021 will be reverting to a financial year basis (January 2021 to June 2021 – 6 months) and then in line with the new financial year 2021-2022 we will promote this in June 2021.

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a massive challenge for many organisations. If your organisation has faced financial hardship please contact us for more information.

Let’s say goodbye and good riddance to 2020 and embrace 2021 as an exciting new opportunity to reinvigorate the sector.  In early 2021 we will be in contact with organisations to discuss their organisational and volunteer needs and develop a plan to assist in the recruitment of volunteers for those organisations who may have lost a substantial volunteer base during this year due to COVID-19.

Additionally, for those organisations who would like to participate in our training programs, in recognition that 2020 made this virtually impossible, from February 2021 to June 2021 we will offer a significant training discount of between 50% to 70% (fee for service not included), more information about this will be made in January 2021.

Have a great and well deserved break and a Merry Christmas.


VI OFFICE NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Posted on 03 Feb, 2021

Our office is again open to the public however phone interviews ONLY will be conducted as opposed to face-to-face. To arrange a phone interview please contact the office on 4227 7163 or call into the office.


INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS’ DAY ON 5 DECEMBER 2020

Posted on 03 Dec, 2020

Every year 5 December marks International Volunteers Day and on behalf of Volunteering Illawarra and Wollongong City Council we would like to express a huge thank you to all the thousands of volunteers throughout the region, as well as the unwavering support and dedication of volunteer coordinators and managers. 

As we all know this year particularly has presented some of the biggest challenges many of us have ever faced in our lifetime, however what remains constant is the unrelenting support and continued determination by volunteers to provide support and services to those they serve. 

Our country is truly amazing and it is little wonder that Australia per capita has the highest percentage of volunteers world wide and not even a global pandemic could change that!


BUSHFIRE RECOVERY GRANTS PROGRAM – BENDIGO BANK

Posted on 12 Nov, 2020

The Community Recovery Bushfire Grants Program is seeking applications from eligible organisations for funding of projects / programs from bushfire affected communities throughout Australia.

Included is an Information Pack as well as a poster for display.