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Organisations


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Organisations


organisations

Recruitment Assistance

Consulting Services

Become a Volunteering Geelong Financial Member

MSEV and HelpOUT

Support for Organisations

Advocacy, Policy, Resources & Tools

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Recruitment Assistance


Recruitment assistance

Recruitment Assistance


Recruitment assistance

If you are looking for volunteers for your organisation Volunteering Geelong can assist your search. Firstly, you are required to register your organisation by completing the Registration form. Then you can complete Volunteer Position Description forms for each opportunity you would like to list.

Forms are listed below. These can be emailed to info@volunteeringgeelong.org.au or posted to Volunteering Geelong, 192a Myers St, Geelong, 3220.

Once you have registered, your organisation is also required on an annual basis to complete and return a  -

If you require assistance with this process please email manager@volunteeringgeelong.org.au  or phone Volunteering Geelong on 03 5221 1377.

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Become a Volunteering Geelong Financial Member


Become a Volunteering Geelong Financial Member

Become a Volunteering Geelong Financial Member


Become a Volunteering Geelong Financial Member

2018 Financial Membership Form (organisations)

2018 Financial Membership Form (individuals)

 

Organisations becoming a financial member of Volunteering Geelong assist us to promote and develop volunteering in the region. Some of the additional benefits include:

  • Discount on training courses run by Volunteering Geelong
  • Discount for training rooms and facilities at St Mary’s Community Hub
  • Unlimited volunteer ads on GoVolunteer, Seek Volunteer and our volunteer referral data base
  • Your organisations volunteer vacancies featured on our website and social media
  • Promote your special events with access to a data base of event volunteers
  • Regular volunteering email updates on sector or legislation changes
  • Right to vote or nominate a representative to vote at the Volunteering Geelong AGM
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Support for organisations


Support for organisations

Support for organisations


Support for organisations

EMERGE Program

Volunteering Geelong, with support from Geelong Community Foundation and Barwon Health Foundation, are sponsoring 12 places for up and coming volunteer leaders to attend an innovative Inaugural Community Leadership Program.
The program will be delivered in Geelong over a 2 month period in July and August.

About the program
The Emerge Leadership Program is delivered via a combination of 6 full-day and half-day workshops engaging a variety of proven and experienced influencers as speakers and mentors, using a strength based approach.The program is focused on creating awareness of leadership trends, challenges and recognised practices, ensuring new skillsets are understood and engrained for continued everyday use, through support and mentoring. Sessions are customised to the participants’ needs and skillsets and naturally builds momentum based on each individual’s leadership capacity across the course. The program is facilitated by Peter Waters and James Garland from Renewed Careers.

Key Deliverables
• Build knowledge of industry trends, opportunities and challenges within the volunteering and not for profit sector
• Develop strategies and practices to enable influential leadership for volunteer managers
• Build skills to manage influence, change and behavioural practises in volunteer programs
• Develop strategies to ensure you achieve internal organisational awareness and influence of the importance of your volunteering program
• Develop strategic tools and practises to measure and leverage ongoing impact

The July/August program is now full however if you are interested in participating in the program in the future, please contact Volunteering Geelong.

National Standards for Volunteer Involvement

Volunteering Australia’s new National Standards for Volunteer Involvement were launched in 2015. The new Standards incorporate significant changes to the original standards in order to reflect best practice in volunteer management in Australia’s current work environment.

The Standards provide a sound framework for supporting the volunteer sector in Australia. The Standards are much easier to follow and are adaptable to different organisation types and different forms of volunteering which reflect the diversity of this growing sector.

Direct benefits to organisations:

  • They provide good practice guidance and benchmarks to help organisations attract, manage and retain volunteers, and
  • Help manage risk and safety in their work with volunteers.

Direct benefits to volunteers:

  • They help improve the volunteer experience.

The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement are available here for free download.

Definition of Volunteering

Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain. Explanatory notes on the Definition can be found https://www.volunteeringaustralia.org/policy-and-best-practise/definition-of-volunteering/ here.

Professional Development

Volunteering Geelong is committed to providing volunteer leaders opportunities to build skills and knowledge in volunteer management.

  • Emerge Program
  • Geelong Volunteer Leaders Network (GVLN)

The Geelong Volunteer Leaders Network was set up to provide a forum for those with a common interest in volunteer management to communicate, share ideas and provide informal mentoring and support opportunities as required. Membership is free and if you would like to join the Network, please contact manager@volunteeringgeelong.org.au

2018 Meeting Dates and Times (Venue: Volunteering Geelong, 192 Myers St, Geelong)

  • Wednesday 7 March
  • Wednesday 2 May
  • Wednesday 4 July
  • Wednesday 5 September
  • Wednesday 7 November

All meetings commence at 9.30am till 11am approx.

Why Join The Network?

  • Support for new volunteer managers
  • Exchange of ideas on volunteer issues
  • Stimulating environment
  • Support for Volunteering Geelong as the public face of volunteering
  • Networking with other agencies
  • Practical up to date information
  • Lobby group with regional and state governments
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Relevant regional information
  • Professional expertise and backup
  • Managing on-going change
  • Up to date information on volunteer funding issues
  • Interpret government and funding trends
  • Exchange of written resources
  • Professional development workshops
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Consulting Services


Consulting Services

Consulting Services


Consulting Services

Quality Management Consultancy Services

Volunteering Geelong can provide consultancy services and training programs to assist your organisation to develop a quality volunteer management program. The Australian National Standards for Volunteer Involvement were reviewed and the new Standards incorporate significant changes to reflect best practice in volunteer management in Australia’s current work environment.

The Standards provide a sound framework for supporting the volunteer sector and are much easier to follow and are adaptable to different organisation types and different forms of volunteering which reflect the diversity of this growing sector.

For more information contact manager@volunteeringgeelong.org.au

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HelpOUT and MSEV


HelpOUT and MSEV

HelpOUT and MSEV


HelpOUT and MSEV

For more information, call Volunteering Victoria on (03) 8327 8560.

 

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Advocacy, Policy, Resources Tools


Advocacy, Policy, Resources & Tools

Advocacy, Policy, Resources Tools


Advocacy, Policy, Resources & Tools

Advocacy, Policy

Volunteering Geelong are a member of the Victorian Volunteer Support Network (VVSN). This network advocates for the strengthening and expansion of effective and sustainable volunteer support services across Victoria, regionally and locally.

 

Resources and tools

Keeping up with the latest resources and tools to support development of your volunteer management program ensures your volunteers are well supported in the organisation they volunteer for. The latest in Fact Sheets, Guides and Handbooks can be found at:

-          Volunteering Victoria

-          Not for Profit Law

-          Our Community

-          I Can Do That portal

Key Facts and Statistics About Volunteering in Victoria

The Facts and Stats sheet (compiled by Volunteering Victoria) provides a detailed summary of existing data, including how many Victorians volunteer, the areas that they volunteer in, the economic models used to calculate the financial value of volunteering, and statistics specific to industries such as sport.

Child Safety Information

Child safe standards resources

Victoria has introduced compulsory minimum standards for organisations that provide services for children to help protect children from abuse.

The Child Safe Standards form part of the Victorian Government’s response to the Betrayal of Trust Inquiry (the 2013 Parliamentary Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Non-Government Organisations).

Education, awareness raising and helping organisations to create and maintain child safe environments will be the initial focus of the Child Safe Standards.

More information about the organisations in scope can be found on the In scope organisations for Child Safe Standards page on this Victoria Government site.