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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? complete a form here

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



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Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB)

posted by pmckee, 25 May 2017

Lifeline Ballarat is recruiting for its next intake of volunteers to complete the Crisis Supporter Workplace Training commencing August 2017. This is the first step to becoming a volunteer Telephone Crisis Supporter and making a real difference in peoples’ lives. The generous support of the community is crucial to financing The Salvation Army's network of social and community programs in Ballarat.

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Volunteer Lifeline Telephone Crisis Supporters

posted by pmckee, 25 May 2017

Lifeline Ballarat is recruiting for its next intake of volunteers to complete the Crisis Supporter Workplace Training commencing August 2017. This is the first step to becoming a volunteer Telephone Crisis Supporter and making a real difference in peoples’ lives. The generous support of the community is crucial to financing The Salvation Army's network of social and community programs in Ballarat.

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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

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Red Shield Appeal Volunteers

posted by pmckee, 04 May 2017

Support the 2017 Red Shield Neighbourhood Appeal by volunteering as a collector for just two or three hours and you can give hope where it's needed most. There are a couple of ways you can get involved including collecting at a shopping centre, outside a Bunnings store or at an intersection. (intersection requirement are, able-bodied and over the age of 16) The generous support of the community is crucial to financing The Salvation Army's network of social and community programs in Ballarat. The Red Shield Appeal is a fun and meaningful opportunity for people to help others in our community who are struggling with homelessness, domestic violence, unemployment, family crisis and addictions.

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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

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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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Volunteering Ballarat News December 2016

posted by pmckee, 20 Dec 2016

Stories provided by the Volunteer Coordinators Network   Volunteer Coordinators Network – A year in review Sue Jakob, Chair of the Volunteer Coordinators Network Executive tells us about the activities of the VCN in 2016 … find out more here.   Celebrating Veterans Health Week Two volunteer organisations share in the celebration of Veterans Health …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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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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