The Volunteer Management Activity is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services to increase opportunities for people across the Eastern Metro region to participate in the social and economic life of their broader community through volunteering.
Reducing barriers to volunteering for three priority groups:
The delivery of online services to build the capacity of volunteering involving organisations including:
EV in partnership with Manningham City Council coordinates volunteer activities through the Manningham Volunteer Resource Service (MVRS). Our services through this partnership include:
EV in partnership with Manningham City Council delivers the Manningham Youth Employment Pathways Program (MYEPP).
MYEPP engages young people aged 12 to 24 years by providing personalised pathways to connect with community. Our services through this partnership include supporting youth to:
Hear from people who have used our services
“The dedication and commitment of EV is truly remarkable. They have gone above and beyond to support our organisation and our participants, and we are incredibly grateful. Their generosity has made a real difference in the lives of our participants and enhanced the services we offer as an organisation.”
Tam Nguyen, Service Coordinator
Burke and Beyond
“I got the opportunity to work on a research project, which I thoroughly enjoyed as it was tailored to my own interests. This experience was engaging and enriching as I gained invaluable knowledge about the community in which I live, all while giving back. Volunteering with EV taught me about the organisation and operating in more professional environments while increasing my confidence and conscientiousness.”
“The partnership we have developed with the Eastern Volunteer Service has provided many great opportunities for our participants to experience volunteer work. Being involved in the volunteer training sessions was an excellent introduction and reinforced many of the skills and knowledge we focus on for future employment opportunities. Lily and Rachel have been so welcoming and supportive through the whole process. We look forward to continuing with this valuable partnership with the EV Service.”
“I have started volunteering at Eastern Volunteer since May 2021which is around Covid19 lockdown time. I started as a volunteer assessor and move on doing various task within the administration area as well. I enjoy working here due to my colleagues are all friendly and helpful and also we have a very good office. The job role is interesting and rewarding, I get to assist people with mental/physical disability and those who need assistance to assimilate back into the society.”
“I enjoyed the opportunity of connecting with a wide range of people and assisting them with learning English whilst I was learning about horticulture. I also felt a sense of achievement through helping others and I enjoying being part of a team of Volunteers. I was able to learn new skills and valued receiving positive feedback for my contribution. I also developed a greater awareness of the purpose of neighbourhood houses and how they relate to connecting people in community.”
Jack a MYEPP Participant
In the spirit of reconciliation, EV acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners of the land and pays respect to its elders past and present.
We are an inclusive organisation supporting Culturally and Linguistically diverse people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual Communities.
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