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.
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: