Thinking of volunteering but unsure where to start?  Volunteer Central Vic is holding an online information session next week where you can learn about the benefits of volunteering, about your rights and responsibilities, and about where volunteering can take you.  Guest speakers from local community groups and organisations will share their inspiring stories about how volunteers make a difference.

You will leave this session with:

  • A better understanding of your rights and responsibilities as a volunteer
  • Uplifting real life stories about what it means to volunteer
  • Essential steps to get started on your volunteering journey

Volunteering can provide pathways to employment, help you learn new skills, build experience for your resume, make new friends, and gain a sense of purpose and belonging.  Volunteering is also good for your health!

“We are hearing from lots of community organisations that they really need more volunteers as they restart activities after last year”, says Lisa Richards, Volunteer Central Vic Coordinator. “Volunteering is such a great way to help our community recover, and there are lots of benefits to be gained by joining with others to make a difference.”

Volunteer Central Vic, a service of Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health, assists volunteers and volunteer organisations across the Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander Shire and the Heathcote regions.  If you have questions about how to recruit more volunteers to your group, club or organisation, or if you are looking for a new volunteering role, then get in touch.  Call 03 5421 1619 or email

On the Volunteer Central Vic website you will find a comprehensive search engine of available volunteer roles, forms for you to register online and lots of useful resources.

The free online information session is on next Friday 26 March, 10am to 12pm.