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Volunteering Ballarat News June 2017



Stories provided by the Ballarat Volunteer Coordinators’ Network 


Volunteers create Quilt of Valour

On the 29th of April 2017 at the George Hotel, the President of the Ballarat RSL, Alexandra Tascas, presented the Quilt of Honour to Alan Daly an army veteran. … find out more here


Recognition of 35 years service

The Hon Catherine King MP Federal Member for Ballarat was present at the recent Festival of Volunteering and congratulated Mrs Kath Sanders for her 35 years of service at UnitingCare Ballarat … find out more here


Volunteering as a Board Director

Mandy Macdonald is a director of the United Way Ballarat and Ballarat Foundation Board her experience of volunteering was recently highlighted in an Australian Unity magazine … find out more here


A Family Volunteering Affair

Meet the Brownbill family, volunteers at Ballarat Health Services … find out more here


National Volunteer Week – 

All about the 2017 National Volunteer Week activities and lots of photos … find out more here


L2P Thriving

Ballarat’s L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program is leading the way in the state.  … find out more here.


Volunteering at Wozzles

Wozzles are so lucky that Shirley considered volunteering 25 years ago.  … find out more here.


CAFS Mixing Bowl

A program to help young people learn cooking skills… find out more here.


Volunteering opportunities galore

Advertising in The Courier for volunteer positions is very popular… find out more here.

Volunteering maintains wellbeing

“One of my volunteers was recently diagnosed with cancer (for the third time!).  She was told she’d have to have chemotherapy every day for a period of time.  Upon hearing this, she told the oncologist: “Well, I’m not having it on Tuesdays – that’s when I volunteer!”  She explained to me that while chemotherapy would be addressing her physical issues, volunteering helps to maintain her mental wellbeing. 

 She is an amazing lady! We wish her all the best with her treatment and hope for a full recovery.”

Thank you for sharing this story Michelle – Ballarat Community Health

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United Way Ballarat is working to advance the common good of our community by focusing on Education, Income and Health.  These are the building blocks for a good life—a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.  United Way Ballarat asks all the citizens of Ballarat and surrounding areas to do three things: GIVE – money and goods; ADVOCATE – on behalf of those who cannot; and VOLUNTEER – to invest time in our community More about United Way Ballarat


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