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We regularly run training events and other services to support our community partners

Find out about the Volunteer Coordinators Networks – Ballarat and Hepburn Shire here


Volunteers – Working With Children

posted by pmckee, 23 Sep 2015

If you are volunteering in an area working with children, you are very aware of the need for a Working With Children Check (WWCC).  However, for those who are new to volunteering, the process to obtain a WWCC can be a little confusing. When the WWCC was originally introduced, the only way to apply was …read more


Work for the Dole – an opportunity for Not-For-Profits

posted by pmckee, 13 Jul 2015

The following information is provided by Gforce (Ballarat’s appointed Work for the Dole Coordinator Service) Work for the Dole is a new Federal Government initiative commencing 1st July 2015. Work for the Dole will assist job seekers to gain new skills and experience whilst providing much needed support to Not-for-profit organisations, by way of additional …read more


Volunteer Management Training – round up

posted by pmckee, 13 Jul 2015

We’ve rounded up some training opportunities that are coming up.  Click on the links to find out more information or to register. Grant Writing- How to Become More Effective With Your Submissions @ Hobsons Bay Civic Centre- Meeting Room 3 Thursday Jul 23, 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM Engaging Volunteers from CALD Backgrounds @ BRMC, …read more


Volunteer with SecondBite

posted by pmckee, 12 Jan 2015

Community Connect Program Regional Volunteer (ongoing) SecondBite exists to provide access to fresh, nutritious food for people in need across Australia. We do this by rescuing and redistributing surplus fresh food, building community capacity in food skills and nutrition and advocating for an end to food insecurity. More information about the program can be found …read more


Volunteer to wrap gifts for Vision Australia (Ballarat)

posted by pmckee, 03 Dec 2014

Vision Australia are seeking volunteers for various shifts from December 11th to Christmas Eve gift wrapping at Myer Ballarat. Shifts available are various 10am-2pm, 2pm-6.00pm or 6.00pm to 9pm. All monies raised will go towards to the Ballarat Centre “to allow clients who are blind or have a vision impairment to participate in every part …read more


Become a Learner Driver Mentor – Training Day

posted by pmckee, 27 Oct 2014

Would you like to mentor a young person as they work towards getting their driver’s licence?   Training is being held soon for prospective mentors.  To become a mentor you need to complete all three sessions of the training.   Sessions 1 & 2:  Saturday Nov 8, 2014.  9.00 – 5.00pm Session 3:  Sunday Nov …read more


Volunteering the Things You Should Know

posted by pmckee, 22 Sep 2014

Are you considering volunteering?  Do you know your rights and responsibilities as a volunteer? Do you know how to find a volunteer position? This free information session is for you. Download the flyer here



posted by pmckee, 07 Aug 2014

An interactive panel discussion   We have pleasure inviting you to a panel discussion with representatives from the local media about what ‘ticks their boxes’ so that you can generate coverage of what you do. What is newsworthy? What events will the media cover? Why won’t they cover my event? What can I do about …read more


Training opportunity for Volunteers in the HACC sector

posted by pmckee, 23 Jun 2014

Download a pdf flyer of this fantastic opportunity for Volunteers in the Aged Care and Home and Community Care Here:  2014 Workplace Cert III Aged Care & Home & Community Care


L2P Mentor Training opportunity

posted by pmckee, 16 Jun 2014

Training for the Ballarat L2P Program is scheduled for the following dates and times:  Training      Details  Date  Time  Venue  Session 1 Saturday 28 June 2014 9am – 12 noon York Street Church, 410 York Street Ballarat East  Session 2 Saturday 28 June 2014 12.30pm – 3.30 pm York Street Church, 410 York Street …read more


Training opportunity for Volunteers interested in Aged Care

posted by pmckee, 12 Feb 2014

A Fantastic opportunity for volunteers who are interested in Aged Care Are you a local volunteer who has no qualification above a certificate 2? Are you passionate about caring for others? Are you looking for a career within the growing aged care industry? Do you want an opportunity to meet potential employers? Do you want …read more


Free Volunteering Workshop Series

posted by pmckee, 23 Jan 2014

To find out more or register to attend contact: Wendouree Neighbourhood Centre 12 – 14 Violet Grove, Wendouree, 3355 Ph: 5339 5069 Email: wncadmin@ncable.net.au Opening Hours:  9.30am – 3.30pm    


Volunteer CPR and First Aid training

posted by pmckee, 19 Dec 2013

As a volunteer, having up to date CPR or First Aid training is so important, however, it is not always possible for a volunteer or even their organisation to cover the cost of that training. With that in mind, Volunteering Ballarat have organised this training for volunteers in our community at affordable rates. The response …read more


A Journey into Shades of Grey – A story of advocacy

posted by pmckee, 29 Aug 2013

Graduating Ballarat Advocates Tell their story For a group of strangers brought together through the generosity of their employers and the desire to gain some experience, a close bond of friendship bought through common experience and insight was formed. The purpose of the Ballarat Advocacy Program, is to help spread the word, to talk about …read more


Volunteering Workshop Series

posted by pmckee, 28 Aug 2013

Become the best volunteer you can be.  




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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