Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre (BVRC) provides information and resources enabling individuals to make informed choices about where, when, and how they wish to connect to our community.
BVRC supports and connects volunteers to meaningful volunteer opportunities through active participation with local community organisations, community events and volunteer led community groups, striving to ensure all volunteer engagement is safe, effective, and sustainable.
For more information about volunteering or supporting volunteers, please contact us:
You are invited to attend Pave the Way – Volunteering, a digital introduction hosted via Zoom aimed at individuals of any age, culture or ability to increase your knowledge about volunteering and the benefits it brings and your rights and responsibilities.
Step into Volunteering is a short, face to face workshop designed for people who are interested in volunteering. The workshop outlines the rights and responsibilities of a volunteer, confidentiality and privacy expectations and the opportunity to meet with organisations currently seeking volunteers.
We are currently hosting monthly Volunteer Leadership forums through zoom video conferencing to:
- Provide support to managers, coordinators and leaders of volunteers
- Discuss together ways to move forward and how to adapt to life during and after COVID 19
- Discuss avenues for new & potential partnerships – post COVID – sharing volunteers
- Identifying who will be available to volunteer
- How can your organisation adapt the program to meet the needs of the community and your volunteers?
- Tips & guides to best practice approaches to volunteer management tin line with National Standards for volunteer involvement.
- Peer support – share vision for volunteering sector
Volunteers helping make a difference during COVID-19
Anyone from the Bendigo Community knows we are a community that binds together during something as big as COVID-19.
Below, we would like to highlight things that are being done, and details about how you can help!
Eaglehawk Community House
A call is out for anyone who has a passion for cooking!
The Eaglehawk Community House are seeking a cook and helpers with their food preparation program & food delivery (Tuesday & Fridays)
For more information, contact Tracey by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gianna Centre – Client Support worker
The role of the Client Support worker is to listen, explore options, provide information, emotional support and professional referrals to clients in a confidential and impartial manner. This support must maintain the client’s right to make their own choices and decisions, whilst operating within organisation policies, procedures and standards.
Email: email@example.com Website: www.gianna.org.au
Golden Dragon Museum
Tourism is finally opening so is looking for volunteers interesting in sharing the Chinese story and how the Chinse people can in search of gold.
Volunteers with an interest Bendigo Chinese heritage story and welcoming visitors to Bendigo, ensuring they have a memorable experience.
Uniting Emergency Relief Centre
Volunteer Vacancies exist at the Bendigo and Kangaroo Flat Uniting Emergency Relief Centre.
Emergency Relief Team Members assist with client support and interviews or in the storeroom with the packing and distribution of food. Interviewers meet with clients to determine support needs and eligibility. Other duties may include reception, entry of client data, general operations of the program and maintaining the work environment.Days and hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday between 10am – 4pm
Volunteers required to deliver excellent customer service to assist with ticket sales and snack bar.
On the job training is provided
Bendigo Agricultural Show Society
If you enjoy outdoors and gardening this is for you. Bendigo Showgrounds require the assistance of volunteers to carry out gardening, watering, whipper snippering, weeding and handyman tasks
Discovery Centre: “The Circus is Back in Town!”
Discovery Science and Technology Centre is looking for volunteers interested in being part of their Circus school holiday program this Summer? They are looking for volunteers who are keen to get involved in some fun makerspace activities.
This would involve helping get families get excited about science by showing them some fun science activities they can do at Discovery, sneaking into some science shows and planetarium shows, some free icy poles and endless tea and coffee!
Contact: Alissa: Volunteer@discovery.asn.au
Otis Foundation is seeking volunteers who enjoy gardening to give some time to 2 of their accommodation cottages for women and families with Breast Cancer, on a weekly basis to ensure the garden and surrounds look the best for the women having a mini break during their cancer treatment.
Community Visitor Program
A social justice volunteering role supporting vulnerable people living in our community (eg: people living with a disability, mental health issues and supported residential services) Currently providing telephone support, need to give a commitment of 2 years, on job training is provided.
Support our newly arrived refugees and migrants to learn English and about our Australian way of life. Help our young people practice English conversation via digital and mobile phone conversation. Training provided.
The Great Stupa
The Great Stupa is hoping to reopen soon- require volunteers for a range of volunteer opportunities including gardeners & labours to ensure the surrounds are weed free and invite to all visitors.
(Kat Dole 5446 7568)
Be Kind and neighbourly
Informal volunteering, supporting our community & neighbourhood through COVID
Take out an elderly neighbours rubbish bin
Help with shopping
Help out in the garden
Check neighbours are OK
Link to ‘Help your Neighbour’ Facebook page
Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good without financial gain!
0435 532 020 (Helen)
0417 053 059 (Meredith)
‘MAKE IT HAPPEN – VOLUNTEER NOW’
The Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre kindly supports the Help Your Neighbour campaign to assist our community in surviving the current COVID-19 virus and come out the other side more equipped, knowledgeable and ready to get involved again!
What is Help Your Neighbour?
Help Your Neighbour is a community campaign to encourage Central Victorians to come together and help their neighbours with simple acts of kindness in the face of the COVID-19.
During hard times neighbourhoods and communities have always found ways to work with each other, share resources, check on the vulnerable and provide support for the greater good. We know there are lots of people in our community doing great things to help others and we want to show people that it’s easy and practical to do the same. Help Your Neighbour promotes positive actions and connectivity that our community needs in order to be resilient, and to best withstand the risk, uncertainty and disruption of COVID-19.