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Recruiting Volunteers

United Way Ballarat incorporates Volunteering Ballarat; the peak body for resourcing, supporting and connecting volunteer agencies and volunteers in the Ballarat area.

  • Advertise free through us and your vacancies will appear on ‘United Way Ballarat‘, ‘Go Volunteer‘ web site; we will ensure any persons who apply for your position are forwarded to you
  • The Volunteering Ballarat Courier Page which appears each month on the first Thursday is an inexpensive opportunity for you to advertise your volunteer positions in printCourier page August 2014
  • Our office is open 5 days per week during office hours where prospective volunteers can visit and enquire about available positions

To advertise in any or all of these ways please complete a form here

Often people on Centrelink payments are looking for volunteer positions to register your organisation for Centrelink purposes is easy, obtain a form here

Looking for a corporate volunteer group to complete a project? 

Corporate Volunteering - expression of interest

For Community Groups requiring the assistance from a corporate group in completing a project.
  • Please describe what you would like the corporate volunteers to do for your organisation.

Organisations wanting to advertise volunteer board positions can complete a form here

or  you can email: volunteer@unitedwayballarat.org.au, call: 5331 5555 or visit: Level 1, 3 Peel Street South, Ballarat

Home and Community Care Volunteering … find out more here 

 

SUPPORTING VOLUNTEER MANAGERS & COORDINATORS

Volunteering Ballarat heads up the Volunteer Coordinator’s networks for the City of Ballarat, Moorabool Shire, Golden Plains Shire, Pyrenees Shire and Hepburn Shire.

Find out more about the Volunteer Coordinator’s networks here



Volunteer Positions August 2016

posted by pmckee, 04 Aug 2016

This appeared in The Courier on Thursday, August 4, 2016. To advertise in future editions please complete the form here

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Volunteering an integral part of KIDS Foundation

posted by pmckee, 18 Jul 2016

Recent news provided by The KIDS Foundation… The KIDS Foundation is a small but effective, injury prevention and recovery charity that has been operating for 22 years, directly reaching more than 30,000 children each year. Our mission is to keep children safe and create a better life for those living with serious injury and burns. …read more

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RSL & Tramways Museum Celebrate National Volunteer Week

posted by pmckee, 18 Jul 2016

The Ballarat RSL reported on their National Volunteer Week activities: “Ballarat RSL celebrated National Volunteer Week with a ride on the café tram newly restored by the Tramways Museum volunteers; a double volunteer experience. We boarded the tram at the depot in Gillies Street at 10.30am, the tramways volunteers welcomed us and acted as guides …read more

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YRIPP – a volunteer’s story

posted by pmckee, 18 Jul 2016

Youth Referral Independent Person Program (YRIPP) is a statewide program supporting young people in police custody. The program provides adult volunteers to support young people who don’t have family members or guardians available to be present with them at police interviews. One of these volunteers is Ballarat local, Susie Stroud (pictured above) After working for …read more

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Ballarat Aviation Museum – a volunteer run organisation

posted by pmckee, 18 Jul 2016

Ron, the Secretary and Treasurer of the Ballarat Aviation Museum, hosts volunteer activities at the Museum each Thursday, Friday and Saturday (15 hours a week).  He tells his story below: “Our volunteer numbers vary each day, but the total for the team is seven people plus me. We are engaged in some interesting projects: restoration of …read more

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Happenings in the volunteer community

posted by pmckee, 18 Jul 2016

We’ve compiled some recent newsletters from local volunteer-involving organisations. Voice FM – Volunteers’ Voice Celebrating their 30th anniversary Royal South Street Lots of photos and information about the 2016 Volunteer Launch Uniting Care – UCB News Autumn Including two stories about Lifeline and it’s volunteers Whirled Foundation – Whirled News Find out more about Meniere’s Disease …read more

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Volunteers draw inspiration from ‘Tree Streets’

posted by pmckee, 18 Jul 2016

The Wendouree Neighbourhood Centre has been privileged to have volunteer artist Anna King working with local community members to design and produce an inspiring artwork on the Centre’s Garden Shed. The artwork has used the theme of Wendouree’s street names such as Wattle Avenue, Primrose Street and Waratah Grove, including a total of 34 different flower …read more

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Volunteer at the new Friends of Hospice Op Shop

posted by pmckee, 14 Jul 2016

Customer Service Key Responsibilities Welcoming and assisting customers, cleaning and assisting the register operator (packing items). Desirable personal skills/qualities Excellent customer service skills, good knowledge of clothing labels, conscientious about cleaning, good presentation, friendly nature and can stand for a period of three hours. Commitment required Regular weekly shift – Tuesdays, 1 – 4pm. Other …read more

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Volunteer at the new Friends of Hospice Op Shop

posted by pmckee, 14 Jul 2016

Sewing Machinest/Seamstress Key Responsibilities Transforming donated fabrics into beautiful cushions (all equipment and materials will be supplied by the Op Shop). Desirable personal skills/qualities Expertise in sewing, a creative flair and friendly nature. Commitment required Flexible weekly hours. Other details The organisation is Centrelink approved. A Police Check and Character References are required. If this …read more

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Volunteer at the new Friends of Hospice Op Shop

posted by pmckee, 14 Jul 2016

Register Operator Key Responsibilities Greeting customers as they enter, processing customer sales and enquires, answering the shop phone, cleaning and end of day register close. Desirable personal skills/qualities Excellent customer service, good presentation, friendly nature, cash handling skills, register experience and can stand for up to three hours. Commitment required We are looking for individuals …read more

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Volunteer Positions July 2016

posted by pmckee, 07 Jul 2016

This appeared in The Courier on Thursday, July 7, 2016. To advertise in future editions please complete the form here

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CFA – The Fiskville Cup

posted by pmckee, 28 Jun 2016

The Fiskville Cup – a pre-season preparedness exercise created for the Ballan Group of Fire Brigades.   Each year, a different brigade within the group hosts the exercise.  Each brigade team responds to pager messages advising of the event and giving Spatial-Vision-Map references. The teams attending are judged on their handling of the ‘emergency’. These photos …read more

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Focusing on Mentoring

posted by pmckee, 20 Jun 2016

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Big Brothers Big Sisters seek more male mentors

posted by pmckee, 26 May 2016

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ballarat, is recruiting Male Mentors  Are you willing to kick a football, make nachos, or play video games? Remember what it was like to have someone to look up to and laugh at with? Do you have an hour or so a week to spend with a young person and make …read more

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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

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ABOUT US

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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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