Volunteer South West supports volunteer involving organisations (VIO) and Volunteer Coordinators who utilise volunteer support through various programs and training. We are also available to offer assistance through sharing information, a coffee and a chat!
Volunteer Coordinators Network Gathering
Volunteer South West organises a gathering for people who coordinate and manage volunteers in their agencies. This involves a quarterly breakfast meeting (or alternatives) where you can meet other like minded volunteer managers and share ideas, tips and resources. Interested? Please contact Shamara Williams or phone 9791 3214 to find out more.
Volunteer Active Support Training (VAST) Program
Volunteer South West runs a training program to help support volunteers in their roles by offering low cost and/ free training opportunities for volunteer managers across the region. Previously we have offered training in event management, volunteer management, roles and responsibilities of board/committee members, first aid, auditing and minute taking. We are happy to discuss bringing this VAST Program to you. Please contact Shamara Williams or phone on 9791 3214 to discuss further.
Referring clients from Job Service Networks
VSW can also assist your clients and support them into volunteering roles. If you would like to refer a client to us please use the Voluntary Work Referral form, to send with your client when they register with us. Please contact Volunteer South West regarding any fees for this service.
We run a monthly Bridge to Volunteering (B2V) workshop, on the first Tuesday of each month, which introduces new volunteers to volunteering – their rights and responsibilities, the benefits of volunteering and what to expect in a volunteer placement. Please encourage your clients to attend one of these. Ring 9791 3214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Are you registered with Centrelink?
To make your positions more widely accessible you may want to register with Centrelink. Please find more information at this link – https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/community/providing-voluntary-work-opportunities
Fill out the form at this link and we will be able to assist you even further with your recruitments.