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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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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


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


United Way Newsletter June 2015

posted by pmckee, 03 Jun 2015

Welcome to our latest newsletter.This is your update of what United Way Ballarat is doing and where your support is making a difference in our community.  There are also articles about how you might become involved.We’d love you to: Download a printable version here and put it on a notice board or lunch table in …read more


United Way Newsletter December 2014

posted by pmckee, 12 Dec 2014

  Christmas United Way Ballarat Supporter News Hi What a year! Thank you again for your support, as without you, this can’t happen. The team has been hard at work, raising funds, playing golf, riding buses, advocating in Canberra for the disadvantaged, and volunteering at reading events. Have a look at some practical ways to …read more


United Way Newsletter June 2014

posted by pmckee, 20 Jun 2014

June 2014 United Way Ballarat Supporter News Thank you so much for your continued support! Do you want to have fun and support our community? Lots of FUNraising ideas below – from a sophisticated Champagne Dinner to the more casual Pub Trivia nights, to volunteering as teams, there are some great ideas on how you …read more


Volunteer News March 2014

posted by pmckee, 24 Mar 2014

  VOLUNTEER NEWS Welcome to the latest Volunteering Ballarat Newsletter   Highlight on Volunteering Opportunities Highlighting some of the volunteering opportunities in our region… find out more here   Training Opportunity in Aged Care A Fantastic opportunity for volunteers who are interested in Aged Care…find out more here   Emergency Recovery Volunteers We hold a …read more


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