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.
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.
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
Have a great and well deserved
break and a Merry Christmas.
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.
Posted on 10 Dec, 2020
This is a free, voluntary on-line course and is a joint initiative between the NSW Food Authority and NSW Health.
Click here for more details.
Posted on 09 Dec, 2020
The recent problem with the VI phones has been overcome. As we are still not holding face-to-face interviews please contact us on 4227 7163 to arrange a phone interview.
Posted on 08 Dec, 2020
The staff and volunteers at Volunteering Illawarra wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and rested New Year!
See you in 2021!
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!
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.
Posted on 12 Nov, 2020
Become an outdoor leader with Land’s Edge through its Foundation Outdoor Leadership Traineeship commencing December 2020.
An information session is to be held on Fri 13 November 2020.
Just follow this link for more information.