Resources for leaders of volunteers

We offer a range of services and support for volunteer leaders and community groups.  

Yarra Volunteer Leaders Network

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

Key objectives:

  • 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 and membership is open to people who manage volunteers or organisations wanting to start a new volunteer initiative in the City of Yarra.

For more information contact the Community Development Officer at volunteer@yarracity.vic.gov.au 

Free skills training for volunteer leaders and community groups

Sharpen your skills by joining our free community training program.

Different sessions are run throughout the year to support volunteers, people who manage volunteers, members of committees, not-for profit and community organisations in Yarra to help them run as effectively as possible. 

This is a great opportunity for people involved in local community organisations to seek advice and information about how to apply for grants, managing relationships, project management and media strategies.

All training sessions are free, you can attend one session or come to them all. 

Visit the Community Training page to view the 2021 training schedule

Volunteer grants

We provide a range of community grants as well as discounted hire of Council venues to not-for-profit community groups who operate in Yarra.

Not-for-profit organisations can also apply for Volunteer Grants funding from the federal government.

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