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National Volunteer Week 2019

National Volunteer Week 2019

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, Council is hosting the Mount Alexander Volunteer Week Program which will include a range of FREE workshops, a Volunteer Expo and a thank you celebration event for volunteers.


The following workshops are aimed at helping volunteers, community groups and organisations develop or refine their skills in areas such as volunteer recruitment, marketing and grant writing and will be held on Monday 20 May and Tuesday 21 May in Castlemaine.

Recruitment, Retention and Recognition - How to find, keep and recognise the work of your all-important volunteers
10.30am to 12.00pm, Monday 20 May, Ray Bradfield Room
Presented by Volunteer Central Vic
Register your place.

Bam! Get super powered with skilled volunteering - Find out how your organisation can use skills-based volunteering to build capacity
1.30pm to 2.30pm, Monday 20 May, Ray Bradfield Room
Presented by Volunteer Central Vic
Register your place.

Grant Writing - Are you grant ready? - A hands-on, practical session to give you the skills to win that next grant submission
10am to 12.30pm, Tuesday 21 May, Ray Bradfield Room
Presented by Non Profit Training
Register your place.

Online Savvy 101 - Learn how to use websites, eMarketing and social media for better online communications
1.00pm to 3.00pm, Tuesday 21 May, Ray Bradfield Room
Presented by Hootville
Register your place.

All workshops are free. Bookings are essential.

Volunteer Expo

Council's Volunteer Expo aims to provide local volunteer-run groups with the opportunity to raise their profile and showcase how the community may support them and get involved.

Local community groups and organisations are invited to promote and celebrate their work by participating in the second Mount Alexander Volunteer Expo on Wednesday 22 May and Thursday 23 May.

Download a Volunteer Expo Registration form. Registrations are free and close at 5.00pm on Friday 3 May. Limited stalls are available.

The Expo is open to the public from 9.00am to 5.00pm each day. Free entry.

Volunteer Celebration Event

A special celebration event will be held on Wednesday 22 May to recognise and celebrate the contribution volunteers make to our community.

The celebration will be held from 4.00pm to 5.30pm at the Market Building on Wednesday 22 May.

All welcome, please RSVP to Community Partnerships Team on 5471 1700 or email info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Volunteer Week Program 2019 poster

National Volunteer Week 2017

In May 2017 Council held a thank you celebration for volunteers within the community as part of National Volunteer Week. Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who provide invaluable service within Mount Alexander Shire.

Get involved

Volunteering is a great way to get involved in your community. Around 4.4 million Australians make a difference in their local community by volunteering each year, doing a wide range of tasks for a wide range of not-for-profit organisations. People volunteer for many reasons and in many different ways. There is a great deal of satisfaction that comes from making a difference.

You can experience working for causes that you are interested in, or assist in creating change in areas that are important to you. You can build new skills, meet new people and add variety to your work experience. One of the great things about volunteering is you get to spend time doing what you love.

There’s a wide range of organisations to become involved with and people are always needed to help, get involved and share their skills.

There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities for people to help out, get involved and share their skills in Mount Alexander Shire. To find out more about these opportunities, visit Volunteering Victoria.

You also can find volunteer roles advertised on Seek Volunteers.

Alternatively you can contact the following organisations:

• Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre – 5471 1795
• Maldon Visitor Information Centre – 5475 2569
• Mount Alexander Shire Council - Social Support Volunteers - 5471 1700
• Castlemaine Community House - 5472 4842
• Newstead Rural Transaction Centre - 5476 2407
• Maldon Neighbourhood Centre - 5475 2093
• Castlemaine Community House - 5472 4842
• Newstead Rural Transaction Centre - 5476 2407
• Maldon Neighbourhood Centre - 5475 2093

Seeking social support volunteers

If you enjoy spending time with older adults and people with disabilities you might like to join our fantastic team of Social Support Volunteers.

They provide support and companionship for isolated older people living in the community in a wide range of individual and group social programs and activities.

Good communication skills and a sense of humour are a must! If you have one hour or more per week free and would like to get involved, please contact us. Training is provided.For more information please contact Intake on 5471 1766.

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