Work with us! We have 2 openings: Programs & Engagement Manager, and Project Coordinator

Would you like to improve people’s wellbeing through inclusive volunteering that empowers and engages? We are looking for a Programs & Engagement Manager and a Project Coordinator – Volunteering Support Services who would be excited by Volunteer West’s goals of: 1. Supporting community members to find volunteer opportunities. Our strength is providing personalised guidance and support through a volunteer-for-volunteers model …

Our new CEO’s first monthly post: Our community’s ‘can do’ spirit

We, as individuals and as a community, are experiencing significant changes to our personal, professional and social circumstances. No doubt there are times we feel overwhelmed, and there are times when we can say, “I’ll try to give what I can”. And there have been three occasions that are exemplars of this in my first month as a new CEO …

The Brimbank 2020 Volunteer Expo

We would like to thank all the amazing organisations, community members and local government representatives who came along to our Brimbank Volunteer Expo this year. The event was held on Tuesday the 25th of February. It was so great to see organisations networking with one another and many people from the local community coming out to find out information about …

Volunteering Voices in Melbourne’s West

A dynamic group of community members presented as part of a panel and open discussion at the Volunteer West Annual General Meeting today. Sinead Mildenhall, Billy Burrows and Jason Whiter spoke about their experiences of volunteering in Melbourne’s West and ideas of how to improve engagement with volunteers. Jason, who is vision impaired, made a call to action, saying “out …

Hobsons Bay Volunteer Expo 2020

UPDATE: PLEASE NOTE DUE TO THE RAPIDLY CHANGING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) SITUATION THE HOBSONS BAY 2020 VOLUNTEER EXPO HAS BEEN CANCELLED. If you have any questions about this postponement please contact Volunteer West (events@volunteerwest.org.au).   Stall holder expressions of interest now open! Are you looking to recruit more members or volunteers? Are you interested in raising the profile of your community …

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 …