What's happening at Frankston Volunteer Resource Centre
Welcome to the Frankston Volunteer Resource Centre
We offer a range of services for volunteers and NFP organisations who engage volunteers for a variety of needs. We encourage active community participation by promoting volunteering. We support agencies, community groups, schools, corporations and volunteers by providing information, services, network meetings, workshops and information sessions. We offer opportunities to volunteer in Frankston City as well as other areas of the southern Melbourne metro region.
If you are interested in voluntary work, contact us on 9770 6492 to make an appointment for a volunteer referral interview. At this interview we will help you find a suitable opportunity in the community.
The FVRC is operated Monday - Friday , 9am till 4pm by a dedicated team of volunteers, ready to assist you. We are located within the Frankston Library, 60 Playne St, Frankston.
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If you are an agency wishing to register your organisation or a role with us please call the FVRC on 9770 6492 or click here
Introduction to Volunteering Info Session. Wednesday May 29th 10.00am at Frankston Library - The Community Room. Call 9770 6492 or email and book your spot today.
Find out how to Volunteer, who is looking for volunteers and what you need to know.
Volunteer application forms for volunteers and organisations
The latest versionof our volunteer application form (for people seeking to become a volunteer) can be found here 'For Volunteers'.
Check them out now! And email them directly to us.
Please complete the form with as much detail as possible, this assists us in servicing you. By matching your needs and interests to best meet our volunteering opportunities.
Resources and Publications for the Not for Profit Sector
If you are in need of information on setting up a Not for Profit organisation, or guides on all things Not for Profit, check them out here!
We have fantastic free publications, that are brilliant for assisting you to set up, manage and grow your organisation effectively.
There are some great tool kits and guides on the basic elements of running a Not for Profit all to assist you on your journey.
Legal information for community organisations
Are you a community organisation who manages volunteers? Then we have some great informatio and resources for you.
Volunteers are a critical part of most NFP community organisations. Whether it's driving vehicles, assisting with client needs, providing assistance, planting trees or answering phones, the value of volunteers in our sector is immeasurable.
Yet, despite the importance of volunteers to the effective operation of an NFP, few organisaions fully understand how the law applies.
Check out the Pilch Connect website for some great information to keep you in the loop and help you manage your volunteers effectively.
Volunteering for emergency recovery
In the event of an emergency, Volunteering Victoria encourages all Victorians to think about how they might volunteer in the weeks and months after an emergency. To assist in the recovery effort in communities that may be affected.
Recovery and rebuilding is an enormous, multifaceted task which can take weeks, months and even years. It requires a vast array of skills to support local communities as they go about this process.
There may be a role for Victorians who want to contribute to any required recovery effort. Those who think they may want to contribute should consider 'now', the time.
In the event of an emergency, such as a bushfire, all Victorians should adhere to the following:
If you are in a bushfire affected area, look to assist your neighbours and the community you live in to provide support or recovery - don't wait for the call to help your neighbours, look to help your own local community
If you are not from an affected community, do not go to the scene of the emergency while it is happening. To be a part of the solution, and not a part of the problem, wait to be asked to assist in any coordinated recovery effort. It is understandable that people want to help others but our emergency services must do their work first, and communities must have a chance to make their own decisions about when and what help they want.
Untrained volunteers can only assist in recovery efforts. All emergency services volunteers involved in immediate response to a disaster must go through significant training. For example, CFA training takes (on average) 3-6 months to complete. Those who wish to volunteer for emergency services should already have approached their local CFA or SES directly and have undergone the relevant course.
Volunteering Victoria urges all Victorians to think now about how they might contribute to a recovery effort, if and when it is needed. If you are interested in registering to be a recovery volunteer click here to go to the Victorian Government's Volunteering portal and follow the 'Emergency Volunteer Register' button.
Emergency Information Website
Check out Emergency Info - Victoria for all emergency information from leading emergency services organisations around Victoria.
Fantastic for information and updates of any emergencies occuring (at the moment) for those who want to be updated and informed.
The Frankston Volunteer Resource Centre is located within the Frankston Library.
Hours are 9am - 4pm weekdays.
Please come in, say hi! We look forward to helping you find the best position for you.
Please note: the first Tuesday of every month the library is closed until 12:noon. The FVRC also opens from 12 noon on this day.
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