Programs and Partnerships
Over 45 years’ experience
supporting the wider community.
EV has over 45 years experience in supporting community organisations, government,
community groups and people interested in volunteering. This support has been enabled 
by government funding and community partnerships.
Volunteer Management Activity (VMA) Eastern Metropolitan Region

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.

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EV is leading the Eastern Metro Volunteering Collective by empowering organisations to:
  • Advocate
  • Collaborate
  • Celebrate
  • Educate

Reducing barriers to volunteering for three priority groups:

  • Individuals with disabilities
  • First Nations People
  • Newly arrived migrants

The delivery of online services to build the capacity of volunteering involving organisations including:

  • Best practice in recruitment and training volunteers
  • Best practice strategies for supporting and retaining volunteers
  • Best practice volunteer management
  • Provision of information, tools, training and resources
Manningham Volunteer 
Resource Service (MVRS)

EV in partnership with Manningham City Council coordinates volunteer activities through the Manningham Volunteer Resource Service (MVRS). Our services through this partnership include:

  • Find volunteering opportunities which allow them to meaningfully contribute to their community.
  • Promoting the benefits of volunteering to residents and members of the Manningham community.
  • Supporting local organisations in volunteering best practice to effectively recruit, host and support volunteers.
  • Providing networking opportunities to facilitate information sharing, collaborative activities which support organisations utilising volunteer workforces.
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Manningham Youth Employment 
Pathways Program (MYEPP)

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:

  • Explore career pathways of interest through tailored, short term, flexible volunteer experiences with child safe businesses and organisations.
  • Attend workshops, training and events that increase youth connection and engagement in community life.
  • Navigate employment, training and youth support services.
  • Promote volunteering as a pathway to employment and tertiary study
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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.”

    Isabella Cidoni
    EV Volunteer

  • “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.”

    Michelle Blewett
    Onemda Ringwood

  • “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.”

    Andrew Maung
    EV Volunteer

  • “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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