Volunteering Gold Coast provides a wide range of services to community organisations, including Supporting Volunteer Management, Education and Training, Referrals, Recruitment, Events & Community Transport Services.
Volunteering to strengthen communities….
Established in 1998, Volunteering Gold Coast is a not for profit organisation that is continually growing from strength to strength. Supporting communities from grass roots level, Volunteering Gold Coast has since become the largest volunteer and referral resource centre of its kind in Australia.
Located along the Gold Coast Highway Miami, Volunteering Gold Coast offers a range of diverse educational and training workshops, transport services for HACC eligible clients and recruitment services matching the needs of our clients to the most suitable volunteer. Click here for more training. http://volunteeringgoldcoast.com.au/training/
Becoming a mecca for national and international events the Gold Coast’s future looks bright. In September the Gold Coast will be hosting the World Volunteer Conference and Youth Conference (IAVE) and the Commonwealth Games in 2018. Click here for more events. http://volunteeringgoldcoast.com.au/events/
Volunteering contributes approximately $15.7 billion to the Australian economy with Queensland leading the way in the overall number of volunteers. Figures show one in five people on the Gold Coast undertake some kind of voluntary work. Click here for more statistics on volunteering. http://www.volunteeringgc.org.au/pages/resources-volunteer-statistics.php
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Products and services
Volunteering Gold Coast offers a comprehensive range of services for both volunteers and managers including training and professional development, events, networking opportunities, special interest groups, advice on volunteering and volunteer programs and resources.
We also offer unemployed, skilled and work experience placements. Click here for more information. http://www.volunteeringgc.org.au/pages/resources-volunteer-statistics.php
Examples of work
We work with a diverse and extensive range of organisations including those aligned with animals, children, people with disabilities, cancer support, palliative care, culturally diverse and many more.
Volunteering Gold Coast continually strives to develop, strengthen and connect the community by achieving excellence in volunteering for the mutual benefit of the individual and our wider community.
Volunteering Gold Coast endeavours to do the following:
• To provide a centre of excellence for volunteer referral and resourcing, education & training.
• To broaden the scope and quality of volunteer opportunities to the satisfaction of volunteers & organisations.
• To form collaborative partnerships to broaden the scope and quality of volunteering opportunities within the Gold Coast region.
• Providing direct community transport options to HACC eligible clients.
• To support and enrich the community through the development of a strong volunteer sector.
• To encourage best practice in volunteer management & governance for the sustainability of the community.