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National Volunteer Week

posted by pmckee, 18 May 2017

Not every superhero wears a cape The local  theme for National Volunteer Week 2017 was: ‘not every superhero wears a cape.’   Because being a volunteer is like being a superhero; unsung but without whom life just isn’t the same. National Volunteer Week provides a great opportunity for us all to say thank you to …read more


2017 Administrative Professionals Breakfast – a morning of entertainment and appreciation

posted by pmckee, 18 May 2017

The 2017 Administrative Professionals Breakfast was another morning of entertainment and appreciation aimed at the people who keep the wheels of businesses across our region turning.  The event is United Way Ballarat’s largest fundraiser on the calendar and this year around  $12,000 was raised to further our work in the Ballarat community. Nearly 300 people …read more


Festival of Volunteering

posted by pmckee, 13 Apr 2017

The 2017 Festival of Volunteering on Saturday, May 13 will celebrate all the volunteers in our region. Everyone is welcome at this FREE event. Saturday, May 13 10:00am to 4:00pm St Patrick’s Hall, Dawson Street South, Ballarat Stalls and displays will be on-site showcasing the volunteering opportunities in our community. The day will include entertainment and discussions. Here …read more


Nominations now open for 2017 Administrative Professional of the Year

posted by pmckee, 23 Mar 2017

nominations have now closed. Do you know a superstar administrator who works tirelessly to keep things running smoothly?  Would you like to show them how much you appreciate their hard work? Why not nominate them for the Administrative Professional of the Year Award?  It’s simple to nominate; simply click here The winner will be announced …read more


Tickets Now Available for this year’s Administrative Professionals Breakfast

posted by pmckee, 21 Mar 2017

This year’s Administrative Professionals Breakfast allows employers from all over the Ballarat region to say THANK YOU to the men and women who are the backbones of their businesses; giving their administration staff the chance to be entertained, inspired and indulged. The event will see guests treated to a champagne breakfast, entertained, and inspired in …read more


Red Lion United Way Golf Classic 2016 – wrap up

posted by pmckee, 17 Nov 2016

What do you get when you combine a roving fairy, a lovely sunny Ballarat day, and a luscious green golf course?  A day of fun, friendship, competition and frivolity of course! The annual Red Lion United Way Golf Classic held at the Ballarat Golf Club recently saw representatives from 20 businesses register to represent local …read more


Executive Vice President,of the world’s largest non-profit organisation; United Way Worldwide visited Ballarat in September this year.

posted by pmckee, 19 Oct 2016

José Pedro Ferrão Philanthropy Australia’s Conference Keynote Speaker in Ballarat The man who is responsible for every United Way in the world outside the United States, took the time to visit us here in Ballarat and invest time in our community sector, business sector and our team at United Way Ballarat. Ballarat Community Health hosted …read more



posted by pmckee, 05 Sep 2016

WHY YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS IT A business Forum featuring Philanthropy Australia’s 2016 National Conference keynote speaker: José Pedro Ferrão Executive Vice President,of the world’s largest non-profit organisation; United Way Worldwide. Hear from a world-class expert in Philanthropy and be a part of the discussion: What is Corporate Social Responsibility? How will Corporate Social Responsibility benefit …read more


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


United Way Ballarat Red Lion Golf Classic 2016

posted by pmckee, 09 Jun 2016

The Red Lion United Way Golf Classic is back again, and is bigger than ever! Date: Friday 14 October Time: Registration at 9:30am tee off at 11:30am Venue: Ballarat Golf Club, 1100 Sturt Street Ballarat Format: Four-man Ambrose Price: $500 +GST Bronze (Non-playing) Sponsorship $700 +GST team of four $900 +GST team of four with …read more


Do you have any old gumboots lying around?

posted by pmckee, 23 May 2016

If you attended the recent Administrative Professionals Breakfast you would have seen our fantastic centrepieces.  Are you able to help these creative people continue to make more? McCallum Art Room has some very talented artists and they are looking for old gumboots to create some masterpieces. Once completed these boots are for use in the garden; …read more


National Volunteer Week – Ballarat

posted by pmckee, 17 May 2016

Where would we be without volunteers? National Volunteer Week allowed Volunteering Ballarat and the agencies it works with the opportunity to recognise and thank the thousands of volunteers across our region without whom our community would not be the culturally-rich and caring community it is.  The theme adopted locally this year was ‘not all superheroes wear …read more


Administrative Professionals Breakfast 2016

posted by pmckee, 16 May 2016

Friday, May 9 dawned and over 300 people descended on the Ballarat Golf Club for a 6.45am breakfast in honour of the administrative professionals in our region. Guests enjoyed a gourmet breakfast as the sun rose over the beautiful surroundings of the greens and fairways. MC for the morning, Jules of PowerFM’s brekkie show, also …read more


Festival of Volunteering

posted by pmckee, 28 Apr 2016

Ballarat’s theme for National Volunteer Week in 2016 is Not all superheroes wear a cape   The Festival of Volunteering, on Friday, May 13 will celebrate all the superhero volunteers in our region. Everyone is welcome at this FREE event. Friday, May 13 11.40 to 4.00pm Art Gallery of Ballarat, The Annexe Stalls and displays …read more


Breakfast entertainment

posted by pmckee, 05 Apr 2016

Those attending this year’s Administrative Professionals’ Breakfast are in for a treat. Headlining the event will be comedian Tegan Higginbotham. Tegan Higginbotham is a multi-talented comedian, actor, and writer. She’s recently appeared in TV mini-series Molly about the life of Molly Meldrum and in films Oddball and Holding The Man. Tegan has had a regular TV presence, including on shows Have You …read more




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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