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23 June 2021

Victoria emergency update

21 May 2021

weVolunteer extended!

19 May 2021

National Volunteer Week

23 June 2021

Victoria emergency update

It’s been a challenging few months for Victorians. Our thoughts are with the people and communities who have been impacted by recent events, including the snap lockdown and major flooding across parts of the state.

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that there is no shortage of good-will during times of crisis and emergency. weVolunteer harnesses that energy by providing a coordinated, safe and accessible platform for managing community responses to disaster. By registering your location, availability and skills in advance, weVolunteer can help connect you with convenient and appropriate opportunities to support your local community through its recovery.

Although it’s understandable to want to get involved right away, it’s important to be patient. Often the needs of affected communities may not be known right away or may change over time. While offers of assistance tend to surge during the initial onset of a crisis, the long-term nature of disaster recovery means help is actually most needed in the weeks, months or even years that follow.

So what can you do now?
Be patient and be prepared. By registering with weVolunteer, you are putting yourself in the best position to help. Create your Volunteer Passport and upload your details, including any skills and qualifications, so you’re ready to go when you are most needed. We are currently in the process of assessing the needs of community organisations in affected areas, and are grateful to have a dedicated pool of volunteers to call upon when opportunities arise.

21 May 2021

weVolunteer extended!

Exciting news – weVolunteer is here to stay!
We know how much you love to volunteer and help your community when times are tough, so we’re thrilled to announce the program has been extended with further funding from the Victorian State Government.
Community recovery can continue for many months, even years after a crisis or emergency. And volunteers are the heart of those recovery efforts – which is why this funding is so important. weVolunteer is here to connect you with important causes in your local area, so you can help your community get back on its feet.

19 May 2021

National Volunteer Week

It wouldn’t be National Volunteer Week without acknowledging the incredible contributions of community recovery volunteers across Victoria over the past year. Last Wednesday we were proud to host a special morning tea at the State Library, in recognition of our weVolunteer pool.

Volunteers were joined by a series of special guests including Mr Anthony Carbines MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers, who officially launched the 2021 training package.

Volunteers were also treated to a training session with Harry Morton from the MyPass Team, who provided some tips and tricks for getting the most out of the Volunteer Passport.

Thank you to all those who came along to join us on the day. It was a pleasure to meet some of the wonderful people behind the Passports and hear first-hand of your passion and dedication to supporting your local community in times of need.