Posted on 05 Jun, 2018

The NSW/ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout regional and rural NSW & the ACT.

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

Below, and attached is a list of categories that are now open.

Good news…we have made things nice and easy for you this year! Everyone knows someone worthy of recognition but we received feedback that people just don’t have the time to complete the nomination. All you have to do is click here to simply fill in their contact details and hit submit! We will then get in contact with them and have them complete the questions, it is that easy!

Great prizes are up for grabs, plus every nominee will receive a dedicated media release sent to their local paper encouraging them to write a story and will receive a certificate of achievement!

The Awards are free to enter – and completing a nomination online is easy! If you are ready to start your nomination please click here to get it underway.

To find out more about the Awards please click here.


Posted on 05 Jun, 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.


Posted on 21 May, 2018

Welcome to Volunteers Week 2018! A time to thank our wonderful volunteers for the tremendous work they do in our community.

Did you know, that there are 6 million active volunteers in Australia worth an estimated $26 billion dollars to our community.  All these volunteers are equally supported by our fabulous Community Organisations who should not be forgotten during this week.

Here is a 2018 Vol Week Schedule of Activities happening this week where organisations are holding events to thank their volunteers.


Posted on 14 Apr, 2018

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

Hope to see you soon!


Posted on 22 Mar, 2018

Wesley LifeForce will be conducting a Suicide Prevention Workshop at The Sebel Harbourside Kiama – 31 Shoalhaven St, Kiama NSW 2533 on Wednesday 11 July 2018 from 9.00am – 4pm. There is no charge to attend the workshop.

If you know of any individuals or groups who may be interested in attending this workshop please ask them to register using this link:


Join the VI team as a Volunteer Interviewer

Posted on 13 Mar, 2018

Volunteering Illawarra is looking for a volunteer interviewer for one day a week.

This will involve matching potential volunteers with positions within the community sector. If you have basic computer skills and a friendly personality, please give the office a call on 4227 7163 or email at volunteering@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

This is a great opportunity to develop skills and gain experience in the not-for-profit sector.