Strengthening Volunteering in the West

Volunteer West organised an event to celebrate the 34 organisations which successfully completed our Volunteer Management –Training & Mentoring Programme 2019. It was an exceptional opportunity for those organisations to network with each other and to meet and build relationships with Volunteer West, the state government, local councils and supporting organisations. It was an honour for us to have Lizzie …

Volunteer story – Madie

Being a volunteer at 23 I have often been asked; “do you even have any life experience”? Perhaps a suitable question, however I beg to differ. For as long as I’ve been trying to work out ‘what I want to be when I grow up’, I’ve always known working with young people was my calling, however finding my niche within …

Volunteer Manager – Training & Mentoring Programme

Exciting training and mentoring opportunity for volunteer managers! Is your organisation struggling to attract and manage volunteers? Would you like to learn how you can become a more effective leader of volunteers?

2018 Annual Report

Our 2018 Annual Report was released at our Annual General Meeting last week. Find out our highlights of 2018, and some of our plans for 2019! Click here to download our 2018 Annual Report. Below is an excerpt from our General Manager: As the community sector undergoes significant change and we see many mergers and organisations closing their doors, Volunteer …

Doing what is important: TICKS

You will remember tonight’s talk, because I am only going to talk about one thing: “TICKS”. Outside of family, what people contribute voluntarily is of enormous value. Volunteer networks and giving back to the community without expectation of payment or return provides the glue that binds communities together with long-lasting positive effects. Intuitively we know this. We have all benefited …

Volunteer Story – Joe

I have lived in St Albans for over 30 years now and a lot has changed since then. My children are grown up and more people have moved into the area. I’ve been volunteering at the St Albans Community Youth Club, the Tin Shed, for about 7 years now. Over those years, I have gotten to meet a lot of …

Melbourne’s West gives a little to get a lot

National Volunteer Week (21 – 27th May 2018) is an annual celebration recognising the value and contribution Australia’s 6 million volunteers make to our communities. This year’s theme: Give a little. Get a lot, illustrates the significant impact volunteers make just by giving a little of their time. Regardless of how many ways we say it; volunteers are the backbone …