We make it easy for community organisations to recruit volunteers.
The Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre (BVRC) provides a range of free services to help community organisations deliver their programs and services.
It's free and easy to join the BVRC and once you've signed up you can access services, events, and the other benefits below. Find out how to join.
How we help community organisations
For community organisations we offer:
- help to find volunteers for your organisation
- promotion of your volunteer opportunities through online channels including Go Volunteer/SEEK Volunteer websites, our e-bulletin to 1,000 volunteers and our social media channels
- a referral program to connect you with prospective volunteers
- networking events
- resources to help you manage volunteers
- training workshops for volunteer managers
- access to training for your volunteers
- the Volunteer Skills Bank to connect you with skilled professionals.
Our role in volunteer referrals
Each year, we refer more than 1,000 prospective volunteers to community organisations through the volunteer referral service, which we offer face-to-face and over the telephone.
Please note the BVRC does not screen or recruit volunteers, or undertake police or Working with Children Checks (WWCC) on behalf of community organisations.
Events for volunteers and organisations
Each year we run several events to connect organisations with prospective volunteers, and to recognise and thank volunteers for their contribution.
Skilled Volunteer Meet, 25 October 2017: a networking event to match volunteers with local organisations who need skilled professionals.
International Volunteer Day recognition event, 5 December 2017: Come along with your volunteers to celebrate and thank them for their contribution at this annual recognition event. Register online or call the BVRC on 9278 4550.
Volunteer Expo, 7 March, 2018: Every March, we run the free Boroondara Volunteer Expo. More than 50 community organisations from diverse sectors and causes can connect with over 600 prospective volunteers.