A local community approach to volunteering


Volunteering Mitchell is a one-stop portal for volunteering in the Mitchell municipality.

Whether you are a voluntary organisation seeking volunteers, a community member looking for that perfect volunteer role, or just after some general information about volunteering, we have it all here in one place!

We wanted to create an online platform for all community members and voluntary organisations to use free of charge, which would help to create community connections and cohesiveness. We want to see volunteering in our community continue to be developed, supported and strengthened, for a better Mitchell.

Looking to volunteer?

Volunteering Mitchell offers a platform for you search a range of volunteer opportunities within the municipality. Do you want to volunteer your skills, make new friends in the community, give something back to the community or develop a new set of skills which may assist in gaining new employment opportunities? This portal is for you!

Do you want to volunteer?
Do you have a special Interest?
Would you like to give back to the community?

When seeking a Volunteering opportunity you should review a checklist:

  • Is the organisation a Not-for-Profit?
  • Will you enjoy the volunteer role offered?
  • Does the organisation have written information about its purpose, structure and positions?
  • Does the organisation insure its volunteers?
  • Is the working environment or activity safe?
  • Does the organisation provide volunteers with a clear outline of the goals and responsibilities for volunteering roles?

As with any paid employment, when you take on a volunteer role you have rights and responsibilities.

You should always make sure you are working in a healthy, safe environment where you are free from discrimination and harm.

You have the right to expect to be consulted about organisational changes that may affect you, have the right to say “no” and to be valued by the organisation.

As a volunteer you will be expected to fulfil your duties and commitments to your role and be respectful to staff and other volunteers. It is also important you are punctual, supportive and willing to ask for help when you need it.

Wanting to post a volunteer opportunity?

If you are a voluntary organisation in the Mitchell municipality (and nearby surrounding regions), you can advertise your volunteering opportunities on the Volunteering Mitchell portal absolutely FREE. This one stop Volunteer Matching portal provides the perfect vehicle to reach many potential volunteers in the community.

Do you often face the challenge of recruiting suitable volunteers? Not sure where to start, or don’t have the funds to advertise? Let volunteers find YOU, and register your voluntary organisation and volunteering opportunities TODAY!

What you need to KNOW

When posting volunteer opportunities it is important that you follow best practice standards which includes that you have volunteer insurance. The Volunteering Victoria websiteprovides detailed information on managing volunteers, training opportunities, information sheets and advice.

You can also download details on the 2015 National Standards for Volunteers from the Volunteering Australia website.

If you are not sure where to start, or would like some more information, contact the Community Development Team on (03) 5734 6200 or email us.

How to use Volunteering Mitchell

It is so easy to join and use Volunteering Mitchell.

JOIN Volunteering Mitchell by registering with a name, email and password. Once you have registered, you are now a valued member.

Voluntary Organisations

If you are a voluntary organisation you can POST a Volunteering Opportunity advert by clicking of My Volunteering Opportunities and create an Advert using the easy template program. Once you have completed your advert, simply click on POST ad. Your advertising will appear on the site within 2 working days. You may remove your adverts at any time. You will receive an email a few days prior to expiration date to renew or remove your advert. Anyone can search for and view your post, but they must be registered users to apply for the position and obtain contact information.

Individuals

If you are a community member and are interested in volunteering, you can easily search for the perfect volunteer opportunity for YOU! Simply register with a name, email and create password and begin searching opportunities near you. You can search via location, postcode, type of volunteer role or keyword, so you are sure to find something that interests you! You must be registered to apply for a role, and obtain the contact details for the voluntary organisation posting the opportunity. You will be put in contact directly with the voluntary organisation, making it easier and quicker to get into volunteering!


Disclaimer

Volunteering Mitchell is an introductory service for individuals wanting to undertake unpaid volunteer opportunities and for community not-for-profit organisations whom are seeking volunteers within the Mitchell Shire municipality. These are not Mitchell Shire Council volunteers, unless otherwise stated on the advertisement posted.

Mitchell Shire Council does not provide insurance or financial assistance for voluntary organisations, whom are seeking relevant police checks and working with children checks from prospective volunteers, nor do Council accept responsibility for volunteers whom are seeking opportunities with voluntary organisations, unless they are seeking volunteering positions with Mitchell Shire Council.

By accepting the Terms of Use of Volunteering Mitchell, you are confirming that your voluntary organisation has all the relevant insurances for recruiting and accepting volunteers, which includes having personal accident insurance and public liability insurance for each volunteer. Any disputes and/or grievances arising between the voluntary organisation and individuals or volunteering groups, must be resolved by the parties themselves. Mitchell Shire Council does not take any responsibility in settling disputes of this nature.

Mitchell Shire Council ensures ongoing monitoring of the registration of voluntary organisations and posting of volunteer opportunities with Volunteering Mitchell, and reserves the right to delete or question any registration uploaded which contains false, misleading or inappropriate information.


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