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 list of some of the activities happening this week where organisations are holding events to thank their volunteers.


Posted on 21 May, 2018

This year’s Volunteering Expo will be held from 10am to 4:00pm on Wed 23 May in the Illawarra Leagues Club, Church Street Wollongong.

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

Hope to see you there.


Posted on 16 Apr, 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 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.


ClubGRANTS Workshop

Posted on 14 Feb, 2018

A ClubGRANTS Workshop is scheduled from 11:00am to 12:00pm on Monday 26 February 2018 in Committee Rooms 2 & 3 on Level 10 of the Wollongong City Council Admin Building, 41 Burelli Street, Wollongong. Should you wish to register please contact Volunteering Illawarra on 4227 7163 before 12:00pm Friday 23 February 2018.

Local priorities for successful applications:

  • Programs for young people 8-18 years especially for those that assist unemployed or marginalised young people and those that live in areas with higher levels of disadvantage
  • Education programs including prevention projects that have a positive impact on crime reduction strategies especially those linked to alcohol, gambling and related crime
  • Support groups in the local community
  • Projects that have a ‘group’ benefit
  • Children’s programs 0 – 11
  • Programs for the aged
  • Programs for people with a disability
  • Multicultural programs, and
  • Projects that have a wider community benefit/build capacity.

Funding submissions are now open and close at 5:00pm on Friday 4 May.

For further information go to the ClubGRANTS site.