Building community resilience when it’s needed the most.

Following emergencies such as the pandemic and natural disasters, communities can take years to recover and volunteers are involved in much of that community-based work.

weVolunteer is a Volunteering Victoria initiative designed to support both volunteers and Victorians through the pandemic and beyond by strengthening the volunteering sector as a whole.

Strengthen the supply of volunteers.

Strengthen the supply of skilled and available volunteers to support community recovery in Victoria.

Building a pool of credentialed volunteers.

Support volunteer involving organisations to access a pool of credentialed volunteers that are motivated to assist in community recovery across all regions of Victoria.

Support volunteer-involving organisations.

Support volunteer involving organisations to access a pool of credentialed volunteers that are motivated to assist in community recovery across all regions of Victoria.

Strengthen place-based volunteering.

Strengthen place-based volunteering which is best placed to respond rapidly and appropriately to future urgent need.

By keeping focused on a volunteer-centred and community-directed approach to community resilience, the project’s unique point of difference is the utilisation of four key tools.

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A new pool of volunteers, known as Community Recovery Volunteers, motivated to respond quickly to urgent community needs.

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Training and resources to equip and prepare community recovery volunteers, including delivery of tailored programs led by
Volunteer Support Organisations.

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A new Volunteer Passport which is a portable credentialing record that will empower volunteers to build their volunteering record.

04.

A place-based volunteering model which leverages the expertise and knowledge of Volunteer Support Organisations.

weVolunteer is funded by the Victorian Government and is free for everyone to use. 

It is free for volunteers to register and create their volunteer passport, including having their certificates credentialed.

It is also free for organisations to utilise the platform and promote volunteer opportunities so that they can source community recovery volunteers.

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