Volunteering in Yarra

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We provide various types of support for volunteers throughout Yarra, although we do not currently have a Council-run volunteering program. 

L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program

Yarra Youth Services offer volunteer supervising driver opportunities through their L2P – Learner Driver Mentor Program.

Yarra Volunteer Leaders Network

Founded in November 2018, the Yarra Volunteer Leaders Network (YVLN) is a support group for people with an interest in volunteerism in the Yarra municipality. The network aims to create an inviting and open forum based on sharing and mutual respect.

The key objectives of the network is to:

  • Connect and network with other people with an interest in supporting volunteering
  • Collaborate on joint initiatives
  • Provide professional development opportunities
  • Share learnings and resources
  • Promote volunteering and advocate for volunteers rights
  • Engage with the community, and
  • Plan more sustainable and systematic volunteering practices. 

Meetings are held quarterly at the Richmond Town Hall and membership is open to anyone with an interest in supporting and strengthening volunteering in the City of Yarra.

This may include Managers/Coordinators of volunteers, paid or unpaid workers or organisations wanting to start a new volunteer initiative.

For more information contact the Community Partnerships Project Officer on 9205 5555. 

Volunteer resources

Find resources available to volunteers and volunteer organisations.

Volunteering Australia is the national peak body for volunteering, working to advance volunteering in the community.

Volunteering Victoria is the state peak body for volunteering, focussing on advocacy, sector development and the promotion of volunteering.

Our Community is a world-leading social enterprise that provides advice and tools for Australia's 600,000 not-for-profit community groups, state, private and independent schools, as well as practical links between the community sector and the general public, business and government.

Victorian volunteering portal is an online community and information resource for Victorian volunteers and volunteering organisations.

Go Volunteer
Search online for volunteering opportunities.

Vollie is an online marketplace that connects talented people to non-profits, charities and social enterprises for skills-based online volunteering.

Volunteer Match helps people from across Australia match their skills from industries such as IT, hospitality, design, accounting, law and sales to a relevant and rewarding volunteer role.

JusticeConnect
Through their not-for-profit law program, provides legal advice, information and training for not-for-profit organisations. JusticeConnect work to reduce red tape and improve the legal framework for community organisations.

Not-for-profit information
Browse a range of helpful publications and resources, supporting the Victorian not-for-profit community sector to strengthen capacity, governance and sustainability.

Pro Bono Australia provides an online hub for people who want to know more about the national community sector.

HelpOUT
Volunteering Victoria’s HelpOUT service is all about spontaneous emergency volunteers and is a service that operates year-round. The service registers interested volunteers and links them to organisations working in disaster-affected communities when help is needed.

Find out more about volunteering in Yarra

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