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Ballarat Community Food Insecurity Partnership project

posted by pmckee, 13 Apr 2017

Food security is “the ability of individuals, households and communities to acquire food that is healthy, sustainable, affordable, appropriate and accessible in a socially acceptable means” The History Ballarat Community Health and the City of Ballarat’s Food Security Partnership engaged Monash University 4th year dietetic students who undertook several projects investigating food security in Ballarat. …read more

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The stories behind the programs we fund

posted by pmckee, 13 Apr 2017

Each of the projects funded through United Way Ballarat provides us with a report twice a year.  Here are some of the stories we recently received. LARF John* is a mentee in our LARF primary group.  His initial involvement in the program, while generally positive, was fairly reserved and included some gaps in attendance.  When …read more

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Volunteer Drivers required – Ballarat District Nursing and Healthcare

posted by pmckee, 14 Mar 2017

We are seeking people to be volunteer drivers to assist our podiatry clients get to and from their appointments.

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Wozzles Wearhouse Retail Volunteers and Wozzles Wearhouse Warehouse Volunteers

posted by pmckee, 16 Feb 2017

Do you have an outgoing personality? Do you consider yourself a retail extraodinaire? We need Volunteers to work in one of our three local Wozzles shops and Wozzles Operations Warehouse. You will be responsible for shop sales, cash handling, re-stocking and general shop duties. If you have great customer service skills and think this is the opportunity you have been looking for then Wozzles would like to hear from you on 03 5339 9166

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Vision Australia Ballarat Day Program Support Volunteer

posted by pmckee, 16 Feb 2017

Do you like woodwork and helping others? If yes, then we would love your assistance in our Day Program. Our clients participate in various activities while attending the Day Program at Vision Australia Ballarat. Clients are supported in the program by staff and volunteers. This is a great opportunity for you to participate in a supportive, social and fun environment. Please feel free to contact Michelle on 03 5337 4555 to gain more information about this wonderful opportunity.

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Alcohol & other Drugs (AOD) Peer Support Leader

posted by pmckee, 02 Feb 2017

Ballarat Community Health Voluntary Position AOD Peer Support Leaders Number of volunteers required 4 Commitment required Able and willing to work collaboratively with other Peer Support Leader (PSL) volunteers to facilitate support group meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday afternoon of each month. The support group meetings are of 2 hours’ duration. Outside of …read more

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Volunteer Senior Football Coach – Ballarat Bulldogs

posted by pmckee, 23 Jan 2017

Senior Coach Required Voluntary Position The Ballarat Bulldogs football team are seeking a Senior Coach for the 2017 season. About the Ballarat Bulldogs and F.I.D.A. The Ballarat Bulldogs are a mixed gender football and netball club for people with intellectual disability, who are aged between 14 and 40 years. The Ballarat Bulldogs compete in the …read more

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Volunteers Ballarat Community Health – 4 different Roles

posted by pmckee, 23 Jan 2017

Second Bite Lead Volunteers Number of volunteers required 2 Commitment required Up to 1.5 hrs per weekday Desirable personal skills/qualities  good communication skills ability to be punctual and reliable – MUST be able to commit to assigned shifts for at least 6 months good standard of personal presentation positive attitude to teamwork willing to undertake …read more

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Volunteer Newsletter Coordinator – YMCA Ballarat

posted by pmckee, 19 Jan 2017

Ballarat YMCA has been active in the Ballarat community since 1878. Ballarat YMCA is a community-based organisation which delivers programs and services to build healthier, happier and connected communities. We work in partnership with local government, non-profit groups and other community service organisations in the areas of recreation, health and fitness, children’s services, youth and …read more

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RSL Celebrates Veterans Health Week

posted by pmckee, 19 Dec 2016

Veterans Health Week was celebrated by the Ballarat RSL on the 12th of October 2016 with a musical afternoon. Sing Australia Choir (all volunteers) sang a variety of tunes from the 1930’s up to the contemporary music of today. A solo performance by Hettie and her daughter Alicia – both RSL volunteers, was beautifully done and …read more

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An ode to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Ballarat

posted by pmckee, 19 Dec 2016

In 2016, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ volunteer mentors selflessly: Blitzed the art of Bath Bomb making Wove head-pieces made of flowers Lazed around on picnics Cooled down by swimming Tucked into fish and chips Zoomed around the lake on bikes Slurped through Slushies Proudly attended school performances Sung without realising it Cooked pizzas, cupcakes, sausage …read more

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Volunteer Coordinators’ Network – A Year in Review

posted by pmckee, 19 Dec 2016

The Ballarat Volunteer Coordinators Network has continued to grow and run more events in 2016. It is wonderful to see more coordinators and managers from different organisations being involved with the Network, and benefitting from the learning and linking opportunities. The bi-annual Network meetings have attracted more people, with an average of 16 attending. Many …read more

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LARF Wins Award

posted by pmckee, 19 Dec 2016

Mentors and staff of Salvo-Connect Western – LARF Program gathered at Regent cinemas Friday 21st of November for the Ballarat Youth Awards. It was a great atmosphere surrounded by great people supporting each other. The LARF Mentoring Program was nominated for the “Group Project Award” and we were all able to stand on stage as …read more

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Your donations at work in your community

posted by pmckee, 25 Oct 2016

Click on the image to read the stories behind the programs supported by United Way Ballarat and The Ballarat Foundation in 2016.   click here to download a copy

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Community Forum

posted by pmckee, 01 Sep 2016

Your chance to ask the Executive VP of the world’s largest nonprofit everything you’ve always wanted to know about philanthropy! We are very fortunate to have an international expert in philanthropy coming to Ballarat, ahead of his appearance as keynote speaker at the Philanthropy Australia conference. José Pedro Ferrão is the Executive Vice President of United Way Worldwide – …read more

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