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What is Workplace Giving?

posted by Kathy Horvat, 02 Nov 2017

Workplace giving is an option for employees in participating organisation to nominate a certain amount of their pay before tax to be donated to United Way Ballarat so it can be disbursed in the community with other donated funds. To participated as an employee or employer, please call 5331 5555  or email info@unitedwayballarat.org.au To Donate …read more

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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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Red Lion United Way Golf Classic update

posted by Simon Tengende, 02 Nov 2017

The 2017 annual fundraising Red Lion United Way Ballarat Golf Classic was this year held in October. On a wild and windy day, seventeen teams braved the cold to raise funds for the Ballarat Community. It was wonderful to have two women’s teams and a number of mixed teams on the day participating on the …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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Victorian Teachers’ Games Volunteers

posted by pmckee, 27 Jul 2017

Job Title Victorian Teachers’ Games Manager Description Volunteers are the back bone of Victorian Teachers’ Games. Without our volunteers, we would be unable to create the amazing atmosphere that has continually been a lasting experience for all who have attended. Victorian Teachers Games is running from Sunday 24 of September through to Wednesday 27 of …read more

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Ballarat & District Community Support Register – Volunteers

posted by pmckee, 27 Jul 2017

Job Title Community Register Support Volunteer Description Ballarat & District Community Support Register is managed by the Police Proactive Unit and is a program of Neighbourhood Watch Ballarat. Our Mission: To support confident and secure living among residents in Ballarat and the surrounding district. It is a register where personal information (mainly contact and medical) …read more

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Good News for volunteering in our region

posted by pmckee, 14 Jul 2017

Funding reinstated for Volunteer Management Programs in the Ballarat Region The volunteering sector is celebrating today after the Department of Social Services announcement; funding for Volunteer Management programs will be reinstated following the Volunteering Australia-lead Tower of Strength campaign. With this announcement, $19.95 million in funding is now dedicated to Volunteer Management Activity from 1 …read more

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Red Lion United Way Golf Classic 2017 – Save the Date

posted by pmckee, 04 Jul 2017

                                                                                 

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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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IT Computer trainer – Pineview Residential Care

posted by pmckee, 27 Jun 2017

Job Title IT Computer Trainer Provide basic computer skills to assist the elderly Number of volunteers required 2 The Role is based at: Pineview Residential Care, Nicholson Street, Ballarat Commitment required 10 am to 2 pm twice a week. Desirable personal skills/qualities: Computer skills/operation of windows 10/vista Volunteer Role Key duties Assist the elderly with activities …read more

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Hospital Visitor – RSL

posted by pmckee, 19 Jun 2017

Job Title Hospital Visitor A female volunteer is required to visit female members of the veteran community at St. John of God Hospital fortnightly.The primary purpose of the visits is to offer social contact and keep the Department of Veterans Affairs patients in touch with the RSL. Number of volunteers required 1 The Role is …read more

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Home Visitor – RSL

posted by pmckee, 15 Jun 2017

Job Title Home Visitor A mature person is required to visit a widow in her home on a twice weekly basis for social contact. Preferred female as the client is not comfortable with men she does not know. Number of volunteers required 1 The Role is based at: Ballarat Commitment required Twice weekly visits of …read more

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Volunteer with Conservation Volunteers Australia 19 th & 20 th JUNE

posted by pmckee, 15 Jun 2017

Job Title Help Ballarat’s Parks Stay Beautiful – Canadian Regional Park Come to Canadian’s Regional Park and explore the lovely native flora and fauna. Our team will be removing pine wilding to help restore ecological health and reduce fuel load surrounding the area. Number of volunteers required 9 The Role is based at: Ballarat Commitment …read more

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Volunteering at Wozzles

posted by pmckee, 15 Jun 2017

“Have you ever considered joining the Wozzles Wearhouse team? Wozzles are so lucky that Shirley considered volunteering 25 years ago.  Before starting her Wozzles journey, Shirley was lonely at home and wanted something to do. To this day we are still fortunate enough to have her friendly face greeting customers in our shops. Shirley has …read more

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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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