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Nominations now open for 2017 Administrative Professional of the Year

posted by pmckee, 23 Mar 2017

Closing date for nominations is 21st April 2017. Do you know a superstar administrator who works tirelessly to keep things running smoothly?  Would you like to show them how much you appreciate their hard work? Why not nominate them for the Administrative Professional of the Year Award?  It’s simple to nominate; simply click here The …read more

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Tickets Now Available for this year’s Administrative Professionals Breakfast

posted by pmckee, 21 Mar 2017

This year’s Administrative Professionals Breakfast allows employers from all over the Ballarat region to say THANK YOU to the men and women who are the backbones of their businesses; giving their administration staff the chance to be entertained, inspired and indulged. The event will see guests treated to a champagne breakfast, entertained, and inspired in …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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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER THE BALLARAT FOUNDATION and UNITED WAY BALLARAT

posted by pmckee, 06 Mar 2017

The Ballarat Foundation and United Way Ballarat is one of Australia’s leading rural community philanthropic organisations. Based on the community foundation philanthropic model and the United Way philosophy of charitable activity, The Ballarat Foundation and United Way Ballarat works to strengthen Ballarat and the surrounding regional community through community partnerships and volunteering activity. Following the …read more

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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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Local business employees give generously at Christmas

posted by pmckee, 16 Feb 2017

Each year we at United Way Ballarat and The Ballarat Foundation approach the agencies we support and ask what they would like to be able to give to the people they work with at Christmas if they could. Armed with this information, we then contact the people and businesses who support us and ask them to …read more

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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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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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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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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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