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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:

Register to become a volunteer here

National Volunteer Week 2021

The Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre would like to wish all community organisations and volunteers happy National Volunteer Week for 2021 and thank you for everything you do for our community!

This year theme for NVW 2021 is Recognise. Reconnect. Reimagine. which acknowledges that it is time to: 

RECOGNISE: celebrate and thank volunteers for the vital role they play in our lives. 

RECONNECT: to what is important by giving our time to help others and ourselves.

REIMAGINE: how we better support volunteers and communities they help. 

We invite you to join us in celebrating by registering to attend the launch on Friday 14 May or come for morning tea at Eaglehawk Community House, Monday 17 May. You could even organise a group of volunteers to have a night at the movies and join us at Star Cinema.

Registration details for each event can be found below.

National Volunteer Week Launch

Due to COVID19 requirements please get your ticket here


National Volunteer Week Appreciation Morning Tea

Due to COVID19 requirements please get your ticket here

Join us for a fun filled night as we celebrate volunteering!

Book your place directly with the Star Cinema on 03 5446 2025

 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.

Click here for more information and session dates.

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.

Click here for more information and session dates.

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

Click here for more information and session dates.

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.

Visit Help Your Neighbour on Facebook or download the flyer here