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FREE Introduction to Volunteering Session - Manningham

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Doncaster Templestowe Room

Level 2, MC2

687 Doncaster Rd

Doncaster, Vic 3108

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Attend a FREE workshop and find out everything you need to know about volunteering in your community.

Volunteering in Manningham hosts FREE information sessions throughout the year to promote volunteering opportunities in the Manningham area. If you are considering volunteering to build employability skills, improve your language skills or improve social connections, then these friendly and informal sessions provide a useful introduction to the world of volunteering.

Over 200 people attended Volunteering in Manningham's informative workshops hosted by ViM Co-ordinator Meredith Bubner in 2018. Meredith and her team help identify volunteering opportunities for people of all ages, from young people taken on family volunteering outings, learning the pleasure that helping others can bring, to seniors who want to keep contributing to and connecting with their communities. Volunteering makes an important contribution to the health and wellbeing of the individual, bringing benefits from connection, meaning and purpose, a social role and team membership, as well as the acts of helping and the feelings of compassion and connectedness that so many volunteers have.

The 2019 workshops aims to:

  • inform participants about potential volunteering opportunities
  • provide referral and support services that are responsive to the needs of individuals seeking volunteering opportunities
  • promote issues impacting the community and the broader community
  • provide connections with organisations seeking volunteers.
  • educate participants about their rights and reponsibilities as volunteers
  • provide information on Centrelink requirements
  • demonstrate how volunteering enhances employability
  • provide avenue for individual consultations to explore volunteering opportunties
  • Make recommendations to prospective volunteers shininga light on possible patheways to reach their goals

You can make a significant impact in your community and on society by giving a little of your time. Even spending five minutes online doing virtual volunteering can make a difference. So whether you are interested in conservation and the environment, working in an op shop, fundraising, event volunteering or providing regular companionship to an isolated senior , there are plenty of opportunities to explore. The range of volunteering opportunities is surprisingly wide: covering almost any interests or skills, but the areas of greatest need in our community are seniors, disability support and community services.


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Doncaster Templestowe Room

Level 2, MC2

687 Doncaster Rd

Doncaster, Vic 3108

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