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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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Administrative Professionals Breakfast – a morning of entertainment and appreciation

posted by pmckee, 18 May 2017

The 2017 Administrative Professionals Breakfast was another morning of entertainment and appreciation aimed at the people who keep the wheels of businesses across our region turning.  The event is United Way Ballarat’s largest fundraiser on the calendar and this year around  $12,000 was raised to further our work in the Ballarat community. Nearly 300 people …read more

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER THE BALLARAT FOUNDATION and UNITED WAY BALLARAT

posted by pmckee, 08 May 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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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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End of an era

posted by pmckee, 13 Apr 2017

Late afternoon on a Tuesday is usually quiet at Ballarat Community Health in Lucas, with the last few clients leaving and possibly a yoga class in session.  This particular Tuesday, however, was a little more festive.  Possibly one of the largest Annual General Meetings in United Way Ballarat and The Ballarat Foundation’s histories saw around 60 …read more

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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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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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Ballarat Community Food Insecurity Partnership project

posted by pmckee, 13 Apr 2017

Food security is “the ability of individuals, households and communities to acquire food that is healthy, sustainable, affordable, appropriate and accessible in a socially acceptable means” The History Ballarat Community Health and the City of Ballarat’s Food Security Partnership engaged Monash University 4th year dietetic students who undertook several projects investigating food security in Ballarat. …read more

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The stories behind the programs we fund

posted by pmckee, 13 Apr 2017

Each of the projects funded through United Way Ballarat provides us with a report twice a year.  Here are some of the stories we recently received. LARF John* is a mentee in our LARF primary group.  His initial involvement in the program, while generally positive, was fairly reserved and included some gaps in attendance.  When …read more

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L2P is thriving beyond expectations

posted by pmckee, 13 Apr 2017

Most people in Ballarat will have seen one of the L2P cars on the road, they are hard to miss and are a testament to the benefits of everyone working together to help with an identified need. United Way Ballarat in partnership with 40 active volunteer mentors, TAC, eight agencies (listed below) and many generous …read more

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Nominations now open for 2017 Administrative Professional of the Year

posted by pmckee, 23 Mar 2017

nominations have now closed. 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 winner will be announced …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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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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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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