URGENT! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR DENNY FOUNDATION

Posted on 17 Oct, 2018

The Denny Foundation is in urgent need of volunteers to fill the following positions:

  • Truck drivers with a ‘C’ Class licence.
  • Volunteers for food handling and preparation
  • Receptionist.

Interested persons should contact Volunteering Illawarra on 4227 7163.


LANDCARE ILLAWARRA

Posted on 17 Oct, 2018

A vacancy exists for a voluntary position on Landcare Illawarra’s management structure.

See flyer for more information.

Should you be interested please contact Volunteering Illawarra on 4227 7163.


2019 SHELLHARBOUR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

Posted on 16 Oct, 2018

Do you know someone who makes your Shellharbour community a better place?

Every year Shellharbour Council honours the City’s unsung heroes who contribute tirelessly to the community through volunteering and individual acts of compassion, generosity or bravery.

Outstanding contribution and community service inclues areas such as education, health, fundraising, charitable and voluntary services, business, sport, arts, the environment, or any other area that contributes to the advancement and well-being of a community

The categories are Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year.

Make someone’s (Australia) day by giving them the recognition they deserve and nominate today!.

To nominate, download a form here or call the Shellharbour Council Events team on 4221 6389 of you require further information or would like to be emailed a nomination form.

Nominations close Friday 7 December 2018.


INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?

Posted on 15 Oct, 2018

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.


LIFELINE BOOK FAIR, 19-21 OCTOBER 2018

Posted on 11 Oct, 2018

Lifeline’s Book Fair is here again and Lifeline is offering community groups, charities and not-for-profit organisations leftover books at the end of trade on Sunday 21 October at Illawarra Sport Statium at Berkeley .

Lifeline does have some strict guidelines around this and your assistance in observing them will be appreciated.

They are as follows –

  • Access approval granted prior to the event only – no walk-ins permitted
  • Access to each room at the specified time only – once confirmed you will be emailed the details
  • Books are to be taken for fundraising or charitable reasons only – not for sale for profit
  • Organisations will need to provide their own bags or boxes – suitcases on wheels are handy
  • Lifeline is unable to assist in loading cars.

Should you have further enquiries, please contact Alicia Ferderer (direct) at Lifeline on 4226 7202.


FEEL THE BUZZ!

Posted on 08 Oct, 2018

Volunteers from across the Illawarra region have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to volunteering in NSW at a special ceremony in Wollongong.

The NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards is an annual event run by The Centre for Volunteering and is the biggest celebration of volunteering across the country.

Congratulations to all recipients!


NEW PARTICIPATION CHANGES

Posted on 04 Oct, 2018

From 20 September 2018, Mutual Obligation Requirements will change if you are:

  • a job seeker between 30 and age pension age, and
  • geting Newstart or Special Benefit with Mutual Obligation Reuirements

These changes will support you to be more active in your job search. This will increase your chances of getting a job.

These changes are summarised here.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR DriveTime PROGRAM

Posted on 30 Aug, 2018

The DriveTime Program helps recently arrived refugees (within 2 years) to attain their NSW driving licence by supporting learners to overcome the barriers they face learning to drive in Australia.

The program will help learners to pass their driver knowldge test, improve their English skills and provide driving practice with volunteer mentors. This will support learners to develop the skills necessary to pass the Driving Test.

For more information please contact Volunteering Illawarra on 4227 7163.