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VolunteeringACT’s Events

May 16 @ 10:00 am - May 22 @ 4:00 pm

Don’t miss the chance to be involved in our events this National Volunteer Week!

2022 Volunteering Expo

Date – Saturday 21 May, 2022.
Time – 10am – 4pm
Location –Former Transport Depot, Kingston. 
21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston ACT 2604
Cost: $110 for Members / $220 for Non-Members to exhibit. Free to attend.

The Volunteering Expo is a one-stop-shop for individuals to find out about volunteering opportunities in the Canberra community whilst enjoying great food and live music.
The Expo provides a unique opportunity for the public to engage with volunteer-involving organisations, register their interest in roles and learn more about the programs on offer in Canberra.

Registrations close5pm Friday 6 May. 
Don’t miss out!  For more information and to register, click here.

2022 Volunteering Symposium

Date: Monday 16 May 2022
Time: 9am – 5:00pm and 5:30 – 7:00pm
Location: Hybrid (Online / In person at VolunteeringACT’s Events and Training Hub, Level 3, 202 City Walk, Canberra)
Cost: Day session – $25 for Members, $50 for non-members. Evening session – Free!

The 2022 Volunteering Symposium is a full-day professional development opportunity dedicated to Managers and Coordinators of Volunteers, followed by an evening session for people interested in learning more about governance, or who may be thinking about becoming a Board or Committee member.

Over the four daytime sessions, Managers and Coordinators of volunteers will hear from industry professionals, sector leaders and innovators, learn about the changing face of volunteering, volunteering recovery, and how volunteer management practice is evolving.

The evening session will focus on ‘Governance 101’ and give attendees a chance to understand how governance underpins all successful organisations. This is a really useful session not only for those interested in moving into a Board or Committee position but also for all Managers and Coordinators of volunteers.

Speakers: 

Speaker Organisation Topic
Sarah Wilson Volunteering Australia National Volunteering Strategy
Morgan Lee Cataldo Berry Street Co-Design: The role of lived and living experience in social and systems change
Emma Kirkaldy Cre8tive Re-engaging Volunteers
Mohammed Ali HelpingACT Informal Volunteering in a Multicultural context
Rachelle Kelly-Church ACTCOSS Volunteering in the First Nations space
Sharon Winks Galent Management Consulting Governance Wizardy – unleashing the magic!

Event Details: 

First Session – Full Day for Managers and Coordinators of Volunteers
Time – 9am – 5pm
Location – Hybrid (in-person at VolunteeringACT’s Events and Training Hub, Level 3, 202 City Walk, or online via Teams)
Extra Details – For those who are joining in person, morning tea and lunch are provided.
Cost – $25 for Members / $50 for Non-Members

Second Session – Evening session for those who wish to learn more about governance
Time – 5:30pm – 7:000pm
Location – Hybrid (in-person at VolunteeringACT’s Events and Training Hub, Level 3, 202 City Walk, or online via Teams)
Cost – Free!

For more information and to reserve your space, click here. 

Free Volunteer Training

Free Volunteer Training 

Introduction to Volunteering
Date: Tuesday 17 May 2022
Time: 10am – 11:30am
Location: Hybrid (Online / In person at VolunteeringACT’s Events and Training Hub, Level 3, 202 City Walk, Canberra)
Cost: Free

Overview: What does it mean to volunteer? How do you find the right volunteering role? What are your rights and responsibilities as a volunteer? This session will give you a better understanding of what volunteering is and what it involves. It will also cover how to find a volunteering role, and what you can expect as you begin your volunteering journey. Attendees will be invited to share their experiences and discuss their volunteering goals.

Wellbeing and Boundaries in Volunteering Workshop
Date: Thursday 19 May 2022
Time: 10am – 12:00pm
Location: Hybrid (Online / In person at VolunteeringACT’s Events and Training Hub, Level 3, 202 City Walk, Canberra)
Cost: Free

Overview: As a volunteer, it can be difficult to maintain boundaries in your role and with those you work with. This workshop will identify what boundaries are, why boundaries & mental wellbeing are so important, and how to manage difficult situations, how we can apply mental health, well-being & resilience to volunteering.

For more information and reserve your space at our training sessions, click here.

Details

Start:
May 16 @ 10:00 am
End:
May 22 @ 4:00 pm
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