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A Family Volunteering Affair

posted by pmckee, 13 Jun 2017

  “Featured here are Lyn, Lauren and Geoff Brownbill, volunteers at Ballarat Health Services enjoying the National Volunteer Week afternoon tea and guest speaker event on May 10th. Lyn is involved with the Welcome team in the hospital, Lauren volunteers in the Emergency Department and at Elizabeth Brown Planned activity group and Geoff delivers newspapers …read more


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


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


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


Volunteer Week – video

posted by pmckee, 09 May 2016

This video has been produced to celebrate National Volunteer Week in Ballarat 2016. Created from a selection of videos provided by several volunteer organisations across our region. Thanks to Darryl Torpy for editing the video and to all those people who have contributed to the making of the video.


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


MIND Celebrate Volunteer Week

posted by pmckee, 08 Jul 2015

The following article is provided by Mind Australia National Volunteer Week 2015 On Friday 5th June 2015 at the Ballarat Personal Helpers and Mentors Program office we held a lunch in recognition of National Volunteer Week for volunteers, staff, and clients to recognize all the hard work that the volunteers do for us. The events …read more


National Volunteer Week – Flag Raising & Expo

posted by pmckee, 13 May 2015

Monday morning proved challenging weather-wise for those in attendance at the annual Flag Raising Ceremony, but despite the chill and the threatening clouds a crowd gathered opposite the Town Hall in Sturt Street and watched Cr Peter Innes and Geoff Sharp, CEO of United Way Ballarat raise the official Volunteer Flag. After the briefest, record …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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