Engage & Exchange: Your September PD Bulletin

Spring has officially sprung. The days are lighter, and the weather is getting warmer. At this time of year, I always find myself incredibly motivated to try new things. As volunteer managers it can be very easy to put off new projects until a quiet day that never comes. I’d urge you all think about what’s been on your to do list for a long time and see what you can incorporate in your planning for next year.  

AGM: there’s still time to register for our upcoming AGM. We have a fantastic panel lined up to discuss the sustainable development goals. The AGM is always a lovely way to reconnect with colleagues and others throughout the sector. Register here.

CPD: Registrations for this year’s pilot program close on 30 September. Make sure you sign up soon to avoid missing out. Register here.

Micro credentials: as part of the Victoria ALIVE project some free micro credentials on how to improve inclusion for volunteers with disability have been developed in partnership with Coonara Neighbourhood 
House. Find out more and register here.  

Sara Sterling
Sector Development Manager

SDG Panel Discussion (+AGM): Register Now!

Date: Wednesday 16 October 2019  
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Topic: SDGs & Me: An exploration of Australia’s international commitments and their influence on a volunteer manager’s everyday life. 
Where:The Hall, NAB 700 Bourke St Docklands 
Cost: Member FREE; Non- Member $50
CPD Points: 1

At Volunteering Victoria’s 2019 AGM, our panel will explore these goals through a sector specific lens, leading a discussion which brings to the fore an important question for all in attendance; how do the SDGs relate to me? 

>> Find out more here
Victoria ALIVE: Launch of Micro Credentials & Guides
On Friday 30 August, the Victoria ALIVE project launched training materials for volunteer managers as well as new micro credentials designed to assist organisations to become more inclusive for volunteers with disability. 

>> View guides here.
>> Enroll in FREE micro credentials here.

The Tuff Stuff- Volunteer Performance Counselling

When: Tuesday 8 October 
Where: Melbourne Multicultural Hub
Time: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: Member $175; Non-Member $230
CPD points:

While managing volunteers is usually a rewarding task – there can be challenges in volunteer management: performance counselling. 

If you avoid confrontation like the plague, struggle to give constructive feedback, and feel like you’re going into battle every day - this workshop is for you.

>> Register here.

A - Z of Volunteer Management

When: Tuesday 29 October 
Where: Our Community House
Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: Member $250; Non-Member $330
CPD points:

This interactive workshop will provide participants with a sound understanding of best practice volunteer management.

The following areas will be covered: advertising and recruitment, induction, ongoing support, supervision and recognition, safety and risk management, through to the exit stage

>> October - Register here

Volunteers and the Law

When: Tuesday 12 November
Where: Melbourne Meat Market
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: Member $270; Non-Member $350
CPD points: 2

This full day session run by Justice Connect will provide essential training for anyone in a position of managing or coordinating volunteers. On completion of this training participants will understand how the law applies to volunteers and the implications this has for volunteer management practices.

>> Register here.

Certificate 4 in Coordination of Volunteer Programs

Starting from early 2020, Volunteering Victoria is partnering with the Centre for Volunteering and National School of Volunteer Management (RTO code 90031) who will deliver the Certificate IV in Coordination of Volunteer Programs (CHC44015) to our members.
Cost: Members $2,640; Non-Members: $3,300

About the Certificate IV:
  • 11 online units of competency and will take a year to complete
  • Participants must be volunteer managers as the course is designed to incorporate many tasks and experiences from your workforce
  • Volunteering Victoria will host monthly support sessions at our office for participants
  • Participants will be eligible for CPD points
>> Interested? Email Sara Sterling and we will be in touch.

Training Testimonials 

We will be updating the training pages on our website in the coming weeks and are hoping to include some testimonials from those of your who have participated in and enjoyed our training courses this year.

>> If you are happy to write a testimonial for the website, please email Sara Sterling  

Employee Volunteering

When: Tuesday 15 October 2019 2:30 – 4:00 pm 
Where: NAB
Cost: Free (Member only RSVP essential)
Topic: Measuring the Success of your Employee Volunteering Program
Presenter: Sara Sterling (Volunteering Victoria)
CPD points: 0.5
Leadership in Volunteering

When:  Tuesday 22 October 2019 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm 
Where: Royal Women’s Hospital
Cost: Free (Member only RSVP essential)
Topic: An update on the Victorian Volunteering Strategy from DHHS

Presenter: DHHS
CPD points: 0.5
Inclusive Volunteering

When: Tuesday 3 December 10:00- 11:30 am
Where: Yarra City Council
Cost: Free (Member only)
International Students and volunteering 
Presenter: Study Melbourne
CPD points: 0.5
>> For more information or to RSVP, please contact Sara Sterling, Sector Development Manager at or 8327 8509
Volunteering Victoria membership provides an avenue through which our members can be heard, get involved, save time, keep learning, raise their profile, build their networks and save money.

For more information, please contact Kirsten Fullarton our office on 03 8327 8508 or
Volunteering Victoria: Your state peak body for more effective volunteering

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