New ‘pop-up’ volunteering information service

Ever thought about volunteering but don’t know where to find information? You can now drop in to one of our new Volunteering Mornington Peninsula Information Hubs in Hastings and Mornington to chat to a Volunteering Ambassador about what opportunities might be available for you. Each hub provides a face-to-face service, giving people information to help [...]

June 27th, 2018|Volunteering|

Give a Little. Change a Lot.

In National Volunteering Week 21-27 May, we celebrate and acknowledge the difference volunteers make! A small amount of time and effort can change so much for so many people; in our local communities, society and the world! Thank you to all our Mornington Peninsula volunteers for the contribution you make to our community!

May 16th, 2018|Volunteering|

Is your Committee effective? Good governance helps your organisation achieve what you want it to!

The Shire is providing a program of professional development workshops in 2018 to help people who manage a community organisation or group develop the skills necessary for building and maintaining a healthy organisation! Committee members or people who manage volunteers are welcome to attend any or all of the Effective Committees Workshops between Wednesday 9 [...]

March 23rd, 2018|Volunteering|

Want to know more about Volunteering? Come along to a free workshop!

Learn about what’s involved, where to find a volunteer role and meet organisations seeking volunteers at a free Volunteering Information Workshop near you. Wednesday 28th February 10am - 12pm. Mornington Library Meeting Room, Vancouver St Mornington Thursday 1st March 10am - 12pm. Hastings Hall Supper Room, High St Hastings Friday 2nd March 10am - 12pm. [...]

February 14th, 2018|Volunteering|

Preserving and Sharing our History

If you are interested in Australia’s historic, natural and Aboriginal heritage you might consider becoming a trustee of our shared cultural history by volunteering at a Museum or a local historical society. As a Volunteer with an historical society or group you might take on any of a wide variety of roles; cataloguing historical items, installing displays of museum items, researching history, archiving [...]

March 30th, 2017|Volunteering|

Volunteering to raise awareness, raise funds or commemorate achievements

Thousands of people, including families, actively volunteer to support one of the many fundraising, awareness raising and commemoration events held throughout the year across the Shire. By participating in local events you are volunteering to raise funds or awareness of an issue or need, and actively contributing to your community. Or you might volunteer to help in the co-ordination [...]

March 9th, 2017|Volunteering|

Managing Risk – a workshop for community organisations

Community groups and not for profit organisations that deliver services or activities on the Mornington Peninsula are invited to the second governance for community organisations workshop on Tuesday 28th March : "Managing Risk - tools and resources to help manage your organisation better"! Topics covered include: Legal responsibility of the committee How to read financial statements [...]

March 9th, 2017|Volunteering|

Volunteer to help Clean Up Australia!

Get involved in Clean Up Australia Day  on Sunday March 5th 2017 by helping to clean up your local area. Many of the peninsula's Friends groups and community organisations are hosting clean up events in parks, beaches and bushland reserves. You, your friends and family can register to volunteer at an existing Clean Up Site near you. [...]

January 24th, 2017|News, Volunteering|

Volunteering on the Mornington Peninsula

Volunteering can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. It benefits both you and your community. Many people actively volunteer in many informal ways such as 'helping out' or 'taking part' in their community. Formal volunteering is essentially about giving your time, skills and experience to a service provided by a not-for-profit organisation on an agreed [...]

August 12th, 2016|News, Volunteering|