Volunteering is a valuable way to contribute to our community, but it’s also important to find a role that’s right for you. As a volunteer, you have rights and responsibilities similar to people in paid positions. Volunteering Victoria’s Guide for Volunteers is a great resource for people looking to become volunteers, and can help you get the most out of your experience.
Attracting and retaining volunteers takes consideration and commitment. It’s important to have a clear understanding of what roles you need volunteers for, and how you are going to support them and keep them engaged.
Organisations and community groups also have a responsibility to provide induction for their volunteers, manage risks and hold appropriate insurance.
Volunteering Victoria has some great resources to help you prepare for, recruit and manage volunteers.
Volunteer Central Vic is the key support service for Volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations in the Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander and Heathcote areas. Volunteer Central Vic aims to provide a matching referral service for people seeking volunteering opportunities.
They are part of a national network of Volunteer Resource Centres and Services, funded by the Commonwealth Government. Their state peak body is Volunteering Victoria. Volunteer Central Vic are a service of Cobaw Community Health.
Volunteer Central Vic are also available at their resource centre at the Castlemaine Library on Wednesday’s from 10am to 2pm. No appointment necessary. (Please confirm with Volunteer Central Vic during COVID-19 period).