Volunteering in Greater Bendigo
Volunteering is a crucial aspect of our community and in Greater Bendigo over 23% of people volunteer. Volunteering contributes to the community’s social fabric though social connection, participation, and by providing much need community services. It also improves the health and wellbeing of our community.
To ensure a culture of volunteering continues to grow in Greater Bendigo, the City is supporting volunteering through its Community Volunteering Strategy 2019-2023.
National Volunteer Week
To promote National Volunteer Week, The City of Greater Bendigo in partnership with young people from the YO Bendigo Volunteer Media Program has produced a short video to acknowledge and thank those who volunteer in Greater Bendigo.
Introduced by the Mayor Cr Jennifer Alden, both volunteer leaders and their volunteers speak to the three themes of this year’s National Volunteer Week, Recognise, Reconnect and Reimagine.
Please watch the National Volunteer Week video and join us in acknowledging and celebrating the importance of volunteering and what it means for the Greater Bendigo region.
City of Greater Bendigo Community Volunteering Strategy 2019-2023
The Community Volunteering Strategy 2019-2023 aims to:
- Develop a culture of volunteerism in the community;
- Improve coordination of volunteering through collaboration and partnerships;
- Improve and increase volunteer support; and
- Improve and increase the capability of volunteer leaders, community organisations and groups.
Read the City of Greater Bendigo Community Volunteering Strategy 2019-2023
Useful volunteering links
Online COVID-19 Volunteering Resources
Volunteering Australia have developed two practical guides on how to respond to COVID-19 for volunteers and volunteering involving organisations. These guides provide practical checklists and direction on the key things to consider during the pandemic.
Responding to a Pandemic: A Practical Guide for Volunteer Involving Organisations
Responding to a Pandemic: A Practical Guide for Volunteers
Refer to link below:
Volunteering Victoria has a series of timely and informative 2020 Webinars that cover topics including, Volunteering and COVID19, Virtual volunteering and Making Connections.
The webinars can be accessed via the below link:
For further information please contact the Community Partnerships unit on 5434 6000 or email [email protected]
National Volunteer Week Video
Watch the National Volunteer Week video and join us in acknowledging and celebrating the importance of volunteering and what it means for the Greater Bendigo region.