MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS REQUIRED IN HELENSBURGH

Posted on 14 Oct, 2020

One of our member organisations in Helensburgh require volunteers to fill a number of vacant management committee positions. For more information, please contact Volunteering Illawarra on 4227 7163.


UPDATE : MUTUAL OBLIGATION REQUIREMENTS

Posted on 21 Sep, 2020

The Government is introducing a further step in the gradual return to mutual obligation arrangements for all job seekers from 28 September 2020 (excluding Victoria).

More information outlined here.


2020 SUPPLEMENTARY VOLUNTEER GRANTS – APPLICATIONS CLOSE 20 SEP

Posted on 04 Jun, 2020

The supplementary volunteer grants are designed to support volunteer involving organisations with a high proportion (over 40%) of volunteers to –

  • help support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers;
  • help support the inclusion of vulnerable people through volunteering;
  • encourage, support and increase participation in volunteering;
  • post COVID-19 re-engagement activities for volunteers; and
  • adapt practices to support volunteers’ safety in relation to COVID-19.

The intended outcome of the grants is to strengthen community functioning by increasing participation in volunteering.

Organisations must meet certain criteria to apply. More information here.



VOLUNTEER REFERRAL SERVICES RECOMMENCING

Posted on 02 Jun, 2020

From Monday 8 June Volunteering Illawarra will recommence its volunteer interview and referral service.

Initially all interviews will be conducted over the phone by VI staff, resuming face-to-face interviews after receiving relevant information from the Department of Health on re-opening services to the public.

We are updating our list of current volunteer positions as more opportunities are forthcoming from our member organisations.

Please contact the VI office on 4227 7163 to schedule a phone interview.


NSW/ACT REGIONAL ACHIEVEMENT & COMMUNITY AWARDS

Posted on 28 May, 2020

Nominations for the NSW/ACT Regional Achievement & Community Awards are now OPEN until Tuesday 28 July 2020. Here is a list of categories and the entry criteria.

These awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and business are making throughout regional and rural NSW and the ACT.

Do you know an individual, group, business or organisation who deserves to be recognised? We would love for you to enter them into the Awards!


2020 NSW VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARDS – NOMINATIONS CLOSE 3 JULY

Posted on 10 May, 2020

We are pleased to announce nominations for the 2020 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards are now OPEN!

The benefits of the Awards are twofold.  Not only do they shine a spotlight on volunteers but also wonderful volunteer involving organisations and their missions. 

In 2019 the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards acknowledged the volunteering efforts of over 123,000 volunteers. We hope to recognise even more this year with your support.

Read more here and remember to nominate!


EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERING

Posted on 12 Apr, 2020

The Centre for Volunteering has launched stage one of the Emergency Volunteering platform. This new platform will enable emergency volunteering to happen more easily at a local level.

The Emergency Volunteering platform is in response to the current health crisis and the desire of many people to help their community safely in this environment.

Members of the public who wish to volunteer their time to assist in this climate, some of whom may not have volunteered before, are able to register themselves on this platform detailing their skills and location etc.

See more details here.