• Volunteering Geelong (map)
  • 192 Myers Street
  • Geelong, VIC, 3220
  • Australia

Please join us for a facilitated panel discussion and interactive Q&A session as we unpack theResearch Roundtable theme: Volunteering as a Pathway to Career Transition.
Volunteering can increase employability skills and assist people to re-skill and up-skill. It can also be used to trial or transition into a new career. As technology reduces the need for manual labour, the demand for highly skilled workers will increase. It’s anticipated that both ‘soft skills’ and transferable skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and creativity will be needed in the workplace.
The panel session will discuss issues and trends including:
• The challenges and opportunities for the volunteering sector
• The role volunteering can play to assist people transitioning through their career cycle
• How volunteering can be used to build skills and capabilities in a highly complex and
competitive environment
• If volunteering can provide opportunities to people in areas of disadvantage with high
unemployment.

November 9, 10am - 12.30pm

@ Volunteering Geelong (St Mary's Community Hub), 192 Myers St, Geelong

With presentations from:
Professor Phillip Taylor, Federation University
Professor Shelley Mallett, University of Melbourne
Facilitated by:
Dr. Dimitrios Salampasis, Swinburne University of Technology

Please note this is a FREE member only event. Interested attendees must register their
interest to attend by emailing Shelley Falzon at s.falzon@volunteeringvictoria.org.au