2017 Award Winners
2017 Award Winners
10for10 is a partnership with the Federal Government run by Barwon Child, Youth & Family (BCYF) and Volunteering Geelong.
It's been a very busy year and we are looking forward to a nice summer break. Office closure times are as follows:
22nd December 2017 – 15th January 2018 (Volunteering Geelong offices closed)
18th December 2017 – 16 January 2018 (volunteer referral service not available)
Also, our office is closed on 13th December (in the afternoon) for Volunteering Geelong XMAS lunch.
The Volunteering Geelong 2017 AGM was recently held at Barwon Water Head Office.
December 5, 2017 Geelong Volunteer Awards - nominations close November 17.
If you are looking to support a major event in Geelong then Gala Day is for you! This iconic event requires the help of passionate volunteers to assist with the parade and fun day (November 11). Click here to download a volunteer form or contact the Barwon Health Foundation on 4215 8918
Volunteers are required for:
Parade Marshal: Assist with directing pedestrians along the parade route, ensuring the safety of both patrons and parade entrants from 6:45pm - 9pm.
Parade Participant: Sell pinwheels to the crowd and tin shake while walking in the parade from 6.45pm – 9pm.
Merchandise Seller: In pairs, sell merchandise from mobile merchandise boxes throughout the day and along the parade route in the evening.
Tin Shaking: Tin shake in groups at designated intersections around Geelong from 9am – 12pm or 12pm - 3pm.
BBQ: Assist with BBQ’s from 8am – 12.30pm or 12.30pm – 5pm.
Parks Victoria staff found a great way to spend RUOK Day - volunteering at Samaritan House.
Recently Volunteering Geelong assisted a Ford Corporate Volunteer Team to partner with the Lion's Breakfast Club of Geelong and undertake a working bee at Western Beach.
Volunteering Geelong has recently been nominated as one of the 50 local organisations to receive a Give Where You Live (GWYL) grant.
One of the key services Volunteering Geelong provide for registered organisations is the maintenance of the database on which all the volunteer vacancies are listed.
Congratulations to Liz Spurdle from City of Greater Geelong for receiving the 2017 Disability Award for Volunteering.
Volunteering Geelong staff member Lucinda Tucker recently presented at the Study Geelong Employment Forum, held at the Geelong Library on August 3, 2017.
Community Visit Days are key to our staff and volunteers keeping up to date with all the amazing volunteer programs operating in Geelong and surrounding regions. Our recent 'visits' included a trip to Geelong Mums, Samaritan House and Foundation 61. Pictured here are Geelong Mums volunteer team along with Volunteering Geelong's staff and volunteers.
Volunteering Geelong recently attended the Deakin Talent EEEXPO held at the Waurn Ponds Campus on 2 August 2017. The event provided opportunity for Deakin students and graduates to explore internships, career and volunteer opportunities. Volunteering Geelong staff provided numerous students attending the event with information about how volunteering can assist them build employability skills, also about the hundreds of volunteer roles available in the region.
Volunteering Geelong has been a key partner supporting Volunteering Victoria's new HelpOUT emergency volunteering service. This service operates year-round. The service registers interested volunteers and links them to organisations working in disaster-affected communities when help is needed.