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L2P celebrates 10th Birthday & new 5th Car!

posted by Kathy Horvat, 02 Nov 2017

The L2P Ballarat Learner Driver Mentor program celebrated its 10th birthday this year. Supported by VicRoads, TAC, City of Ballarat and administered by United Way Ballarat. The L2P program provides young people, aged 16-21, who do not have access to a car or responsible driver, the opportunity to accumulate the 120 hours required to gain …read more

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United Way Ballarat & The Ballarat Foundation welcomes new CEO

posted by Kathy Horvat, 02 Nov 2017

Welcome to our first newsletter which is pretty exciting for us here at United Way Ballarat and The Ballarat foundation as there is lots of good news stories to share. As for me, not sure if I am still the new kid on the block as its been 4 months already and have met and …read more

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What is the Ballarat Imagination Library?

posted by Kathy Horvat, 02 Nov 2017

United Way Ballarat is partners with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to provide children in Ballarat an age appropriate book, each month, for the first five years of their life? The Dolly Parton Imagination Library delivers over 1 million books each month to young readers around the world, with the aim to engage young children …read more

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Volunteering Ballarat News June 2017

posted by pmckee, 29 Jun 2017

    Stories provided by the Ballarat Volunteer Coordinators’ Network    Volunteers create Quilt of Valour On the 29th of April 2017 at the George Hotel, the President of the Ballarat RSL, Alexandra Tascas, presented the Quilt of Honour to Alan Daly an army veteran. … find out more here   Recognition of 35 years service The Hon Catherine …read more

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A year in review

posted by pmckee, 13 Apr 2017

Read your copy of our latest Annual Review below: Or download your own copy here: 2016 A Year in Review Our Annual Review relates stories and activities undertaken by United Way Ballarat during 2016.  If you would like to see more in-depth financial statements or find out more please contact us. To find previous annual reviews …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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United Way Christmas Newsletter December 2016

posted by pmckee, 20 Dec 2016

    Hi Welcome to our Christmas edition of Supporter news including lots of good news stories for you to read as you prepare for the Christmas Season. On behalf of the staff and Board at United Way Ballarat may I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous …read more

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Your donations at work in your community

posted by pmckee, 25 Oct 2016

Click on the image to read the stories behind the programs supported by United Way Ballarat and The Ballarat Foundation in 2016.   click here to download a copy

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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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United Way Newsletter June 2016

posted by pmckee, 28 Jun 2016

  Welcome to our latest newsletter which has a strong focus on mentoring opportunities and the mentoring programs your donations support. The past few months have also kept us busy with the Administrative Professionals Breakfast and National Volunteer Week. We plan to be out and about visiting various workplaces around Ballarat over the next few months …read more

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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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Volunteering Ballarat News December 2015

posted by pmckee, 02 Jan 2016

  DECEMBER 2015   Ballarat Volunteer Coordinators Network re-ignites The local Volunteer Coordinators’ Network (VCN) has had a resurggence over the past 12 months, with the instigation of the Executive group … find out more here   Mentoring with CAFS Find out about the fantastic work of the CAFS leaving care mentoring program, a mentor …read more

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Why make a living … WHEN YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

posted by pmckee, 27 Aug 2015

Experienced Administrator United Way Ballarat and The Ballarat Foundation are currently seeking a talented and experienced Administrator to join our fantastic team and help us to build a better Ballarat.   We are a joint organisation who is looking to appoint someone to this key role who has the ability to keep us on track as …read more

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Volunteering Ballarat News July 2015

posted by pmckee, 29 Jul 2015

  JULY 2015 Training Opportunities We’ve rounded up some upcoming training opportunities for those working with volunteers. Some are local and others within easy travelling distance … find out more here National Volunteer Week in Ballarat Volunteering Ballarat hosted a flag raising ceremony and morning tea, a volunteering expo and produced a volunteering magazine  … …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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