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Good News for volunteering in our region

Funding reinstated for Volunteer Management Programs in the Ballarat Region

The volunteering sector is celebrating today after the Department of Social Services announcement; funding for Volunteer Management programs will be reinstated following the Volunteering Australia-lead Tower of Strength campaign.

With this announcement, $19.95 million in funding is now dedicated to Volunteer Management Activity from 1 January 2018 until 30 June 2021.

Volunteering Ballarat CEO Simon Tengende said, “This announcement opens up the opportunity for us to continue our work supporting volunteers and volunteer-involving agencies and promoting sustainable and valuable volunteering programs across our region.”

Volunteering Ballarat provides critical volunteer support services in our region:

  • for volunteers looking for positions
  • for volunteer-involving agencies who need support training, managing and seeking volunteers.
  • coordinating and organising activities that promote and celebrate volunteering, particularly for National Volunteer Week, Volunteer Coordinator’s day and International Volunteer Day

Volunteering Australia CEO Adrienne Picone said, “It is very encouraging that through the combined advocacy efforts of the volunteering sector, members of Parliament, and broader society, that Minister Porter, and the Department of Social Services, has recognised the incredible value that Volunteering Support Services play in the Australian community.”

Find out about the services provided by Volunteering Ballarat here.

See the local opportunities currently available here. (search for postcode 3350)




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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