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Bridge to Volunteering

If you are thinking about volunteering, but you are unsure where to start, you can attend one of our Bridge to Volunteering sessions every Tuesday 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the HVC's office. [url="http://www.hvc.org.au/promo.php?id=1"]Click here[/url] for more information, or to book your seat, please ...more

Christmas Closure

On behalf of all the 80+ staff at HVC, we would like to wish you all a very happy holiday season. It has been a great year, together we have: - undertaken a record volunteer interviews, referrals and placements to support our 200+ members (community organisations) - expanded the number of v ...more

Help CARE for Pets

Great news! One of our member organisations, [url="http://www.careforpets.org.au/"]CARE for Pets[/url], has been nominated to participate in the Grill'd Local Matters donation program at Grill'd The Junction this month. Every month, Grill'd donates $500 to local groups and asks their customers to ...more

LOCAL DISABILITY FESTIVAL NEEDS YOUR HELP

The name PossABLE embraces the ideals of person centred systems, ability and believing anything is possible in enabling people with disability to achieve an independent and fulfilled life. The event, to be held at Maitland Showground, aims to give people with disabilities, their families and care ...more

Congratulations to the Winners for HVC Regional Volunteer Awards 2014

HVC Regional Volunteer Award Winners for 2014 were announced at a well attended ceremony at Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club on Tuesday the 14th of October. HVC received over fifty nominations for six award categories. While each nominee is deeply respected for their services to the community, the ...more

Official Opening of Hunter Volunteer Belmont Office

The Hunter Volunteer Centre (HVC) is expanding our support to foster a healthier and more welcoming community with the opening of our new Belmont office. The Belmont office will allow us to continue our mission to promote, encourage, and empower volunteers in their contribution to the community. ...more

13, 000 hours of time exchanged through Timebanking!

Timebanking has reached a new milestone, with 13, 000 hours exchanged through members since the program began in December 2013. Timebanking is a program which allows the voluntary exchange of services between members, operating on the basis of hour for hour. As well as connecting with your commun ...more

Hunter Volunteer Centre becomes an approved organisation in the Work and Development Order Scheme

HVC is pleased to announce it is now an approved organisation to help people with their fines debt by providing services and activities as part of the Work and Development Order Scheme (WDO). The WDO scheme is a part of the State Debt Recovery Office (SDRO) and provides a non-monetary way for people ...more

Beyond Bank recognises volunteers with a special banking offer

Beyond Bank Australia is a customer-owned bank committed to making a difference in the community through supporting like-minded community organisations. This is done by helping organisations with banking products and services tailored for the community and not-for-profit sector. To assist in rewa ...more

Morisset & District Children's Centre recruiting through the Hunter Volunteer Centre now

Take your passion for working with children and volunteer at a children's centre today. Morisset & District Children's Centre is a community based non for profit centre that has been serving the community for over 30 years. The Centre provides children with a vibrant learning environment full of ...more

Hunter Writers Centre joins forces with the Hunter Volunteer Centre

Hunter Writers Centre is a Newcastle based, not-for-profit incorporated organisation established in 1995 and is the region's leading literary centre committed to nurturing, developing and supporting the artistic and professional growth of writers. The Centre provides access to professional devel ...more

Nominations Open for International Student Awards

NSW Government's International Student Awards are presented annually to recognise the outstanding contribution international students make to communities in NSW and excellence in international student community engagement. The two awards that are presented are NSW International Student Award and ...more

HUNTER YOUTH MENTOR COLLABORATIVE

Hunter Youth Mentor Collaborative (HYMC) is a not-for-profit umbrella organisation for groups in the Hunter region providing youth mentoring programs. Membership comprises groups involved in youth mentoring and development as well as individuals. HYMC works with members to provide support to youn ...more

HVC joins with GPT Charlestown to create a Welcome Team

The Hunter Volunteer Centre and GPT Charlestown Square have teamed up to form the GPT Charlestown Square Volunteer Welcome Team. Charlestown Square is the largest shopping and entertainment destination in the Hunter region, with over 270 speciality stores and 3,500 car parks. It is important that ev ...more

2014 Volunteer Awards

Today, Minister for Citizenship and Communities, Victor Dominello, marked the start of National Volunteer Week by launching the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards. Minister Dominello said "Volunteers are as diverse as the range of skills they donate to their communities, and include a growing numbe ...more

Become a signatory to the Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteers

Volunteer-friendly organisations are now able to showcase their goodwill by signing up to the Statement of Principles. Enter your organisation's details by clicking on the link below to become a signatory to the Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteers. Registering organisatio ...more

Pathway to Employment

The Hunter Volunteer Centre is proud to hold workshops entitled 'Volunteering: A pathway to employment'. This workshop is an excellent tool to understand volunteering as a stepping stone to employment as well as lifelong skills and experience. For more information or to book in to a session call ...more

Christmas Closure

From all the staff and volunteers of Hunter Volunteer Centre, we would like to take the opportunity to wish all our Members, the Hunter's volunteers and those thinking of undertaking volunteering in 2014 a joyous Christmas and a bright and prosperous New Year. HVC will be closing over the Christ ...more

HVC Has Moved

HVC has moved from our old offices at 810 Hunter Street Newcastle West, to new offices. Please note: Our new contact details are: Address: Level 2 408 King Street Newcastle (opposite Newcastle Panthers) (entry is via Devonshire Lane) Phone (02) 4929 4424 Fax: (02) 4929 7484 Email: (unchan ...more

Want to be a part of something amazing?

Riverlights Multicultural Festival is an iconic and vibrant celebration of cultural diversity. It takes place in Maitland City Centre on Saturday October 12 from 4.00pm - 9.00pm. Riverlights is a community event, planned and run by people just like you. We need volunteers to make this fantasti ...more

HVC IS MOVING

HVC is moving from our current office in Hunter Street, Newcastle West to new premises at Level 2, 408 King Street (Devonshire House) Newcastle, opposite Newcastle Panthers. The move will allow us to cater for our expanding services and the diverse sector that we serve. We will be closing our doo ...more

The new Working With Children Check

The new Working With Children Check applies to volunteers as well as paid workers. If you are over 18 and you volunteer in child-related work, you need a Working With Children Check (unless you qualify for an exemption). For the purposes of a Working With Children Check, a volunteer is someone wh ...more

Invitation to HVC's AGM

Hunter Volunteer Centre invites all members to attend the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING to be held on Tuesday 17th September 2013 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at: Devonshire House Level 2, 408 King Street Newcastle West (entry vis Devonshire Lane) Financial members are invited to nominate as a Director ...more

Memory Walk and Jog - The race against dementia.

Memory Walk & Jog is Alzheimer's Australia NSW's flagship fundraising event. It's all about coming together with your friends and family to raise vital funds to support people living with dementia and their carers. You don't need to be a fitness fanatic to be a part of Memory Walk & Jog - it has som ...more

Urgent - Volunteer Bus Driver required

Do you have some free time on your hands next week? A Bus Driver (25 seat) is urgently required to transport kids to Canberra on a 4 day trip. Food and Accomodation is provided for the driver. Please contact HVC office on (02) 4940 0077 and ask for Lysa to be given more information. ...more

Hunter Volunteer Centre Regional Volunteer Awards 2013 Winners

Hunter Volunteer Centre are pleased to announce the winners of the 4 categories in our Regional Volunteer Awards. HVC Volunteer of the Year - Yvette Cavanagh (Maitland Relay for Life Chair 2010-2013) Volunteer Team of the Year - Hunter Criminal Justice Support Network Volunteers Volunteer Or ...more

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS

Sign up to volunteer for the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games, Newcastle Dec 2013. We are delighted to invite you to the launch of the Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games Opening Ceremony Line Up. The event will be in Newcastle at the Honeysuckle Drive, next to the Maritime Centre, ...more

Invitation to Timebanking social event 4 June

We would love you to join us for an hour with a glass of wine and some cheese to meet and mingle with other Timebanking volunteers in the region. Bring a friend on Tuesday, 4 June @ 5.30pm to the conference room on the top floor of Building C, Hamilton TAFE. Please RSVP (for catering purposes ...more

Nominations Now Open for the 2013 Regional Volunteer Awards

Hunter Volunteer Centre will be hosting the 12th annual Regional Volunteer Awards Luncheon on Friday, 17th May 2013. This is a great (and affordable) way for your organisation to show your appreciation of volunteers and thank them for their tireless efforts. The Awards Luncheon rounds off a we ...more

MORE TRAINING PLACES FOR MANAGERS OF VOLUNTEERS

Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello announced today that 200 people who manage volunteers can now access subsidised training as part of the NSW Government's drive to improve the rights and recognition of volunteers. Mr Dominello, who has responsibility for volunteering, said ...more

Invitation for volunteers: book your tickets now!!

We would like to invite you to attend a workshop specifically for volunteers hosted by the Hunter Volunteer Centre and their Timebanking.com.au community volunteer program. The purpose of this workshop is to raise issues of concern to volunteers, which the Hunter Volunteer Centre will work to ad ...more

Applications now open for 2013-2014 Community Landcare Grants

The Australian Government is seeking grant applications for Community Landcare Grants. The Community Landcare Grants are the small grants component of the Sustainable Agriculture stream of the Australian Government's Caring for our Country initiative. They are designed to support the natural resourc ...more

Volunteers for the 2013 Newcastle Show

HVC is working with Newcastle Show Committee to recruit volunteers for the 2013 Newcastle Show. The event will be held from 01-03 March at Showground, Broadmeadow, between 9.00am and 9.00pm on Friday and Saturday and between 9.00am and 5.00pm on Sunday. The roles are varied and involve providing ...more

Christmas Closing Period

From all the staff and volunteers of Hunter Volunteer Centre, we would like to take the opportunity to wish all our members, the Hunter's volunteers and those thinking of undertaking volunteering in 2013 a joyous Christmas and a bright and prosperous New Year. HVC will be closing over the Christm ...more

International Volunteer Day

Hunter Volunteer Centre (HVC) would like to take the International Volunteer Day to thank the 120,000 people in the region who contribute their time and skills to build a better community. "The Hunter region volunteers and organisations are renowned for their level of commitment to initiatives t ...more

Sign Up To Timebanking Now!

Trading volunteering hours for services of personal value such as dog walking, community gardening, massage, language tuition, painting - among many other possibilities - has now become easier. Timebanking.com.au was launched last weekend during an event held at the Hunter Wetlands and opened by The ...more

Timebanking Goes Live

We would like to invite you to the launch of Timebanking.com.au this Saturday, at 11am at the Hunter Wetlands Centre in Shortland with the Minister for the Environment Robyn Parker MP. It's a great opportunity to find out more about Timebanking as well as have some fun at the wetlands with family ...more

Timebanking Lauch is Looming - Find Out More

Timebanking allows individuals to match their skills and desire to participate in the community with specific community needs. It operates on the basis of hour for hour; everyone's time is of value, and is equal in value. If you give an hour of your time to your community, you can receive an hour's ...more

2012 NSW Volunteer of the Year - Hunter Region Awards Winners

Congradulations to the following people for winning in the 2012 NSW Volunteer of the Year - Hunter Region awards. Phil Sergeant - Mereweather Heights - Individual winner Daniel Lewis - Weston - Senior winner Cloe McBeath - Musswellbrook - Youth winner Ky Lowrey - Fletcher - Special Youth Prize ...more

Awards Announcement Tomorrow

The Hunter Volunteer Centre, the Minister for Maitland, Robyn Parker, and the Centre for Volunteering will be announcing the regional finalists - who will be in the run for the 2012 Volunteer of the Year state awards - tomorrow, 02 November, at Easts Leisure and Golf, East Maitland. The ceremony wil ...more

Volunteers Urgently Needed This Sunday

Our region will be holding a Fundraiser and Public Awareness day on 14 October 2012 at the Newcastle Harness Racing Club, Broadmeadow. The event is aimed at raising awareness and funds for intellectually impaired Hunter Valley Special Olympics athletes. Volunteers are needed to assist on the day ...more

Timebanking: Coming Soon To A Region Near You

The NSW Government has commissioned the Hunter Volunteer Centre to trial Timebanking in Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and Hunter Valley. A second trial is being run by Volunteering Central Coast in that region. Timebanking operates on the basis of hour for hour and everyone's time is of equal value. ...more

Your Say On Volunteer Rights

The Minister for Citizenship and Communities NSW is calling for your participation in the process that aims to recognise the rights of volunteers. The forum will include online and face-to-face consultations in 12 locations during October and November 2012. Recommendations on the issue, raised at ...more

2012 NSW Volunteer of the Year Award

There is still time to get involved with the '2012 NSW Volunteer of the Year Award', as the nominations for the categories 'Teams' and 'Corpotate and Excellence in NFP Volunteer Management (NFP organisations)' are open until 31 October. The annual awards program is now in its sixth edition, laun ...more

NSW Volunteer Timebanking

The NSW Government Volunteering Strategy, launched in May 2012, included two trials of Timebanking, one in Newcastle and one on the Central Coast. The Office of Communities now calls for expressions of interest from organisations to operate these trials. Timebanking allows people to earn time cre ...more

Are you ready for the 'Switch To Digital-Only TV'?

On 27 November 2012, areas of Northern NSW will switch from analog to digital-only TV. The Digital Switchover Taskforce invites you to an information session to find out more about the digital switchover and how it affects your region. The session will cover: Updates about the roll out of dig ...more

'State of Volunteering 2012' Report

'State of Volunteering 2012' Report is a detailed overview of how volunteering in Australia has progressed since the International Year of Volunteers (IYV), held in 2001. It reviews what volunteering looks like in Australia, what progress has been made against each of the objectives set in the Na ...more

Volunteering Australia move to Canberra

The Board of Volunteering Australia (VA) met in Melbourne last week to plan the transition arrangements following the recent decision to re-locate the administrative headquarters for the organisation from Melbourne to Canberra, ACT. The transition to Canberra will allow to VA to work more closely wi ...more

2012 Transplant Games

The Hunter Volunteer Centre and Transplant Australia are calling for Volunteers to make the Transplant Games the best ever. The series will take place from 29 September-06 October in Newcastle. Transplant Australia is a national charity representing transplant recipients, donor families, living d ...more

'National Volunteer Week 2012' Feedback Survey Results are In

The '2012 National Volunteer Week' (NVW) saw the start of new plans and strategies with the launch of the 'NSW Volunteering Strategy' and initiatives like 'Time Banking'. We've had the Regional Volunteer Awards and soon the Newcastle Community Volunteer Awards. We would like to continue NVW's suc ...more

2012 Newcastle Community Volunteer Awards

'Volunteers - Every One Counts.' This was the 2012 National Volunteer Week's theme, a tribute to the people that contribute more than 700 million hours of their time to the Australian society each year. The Federal Member for Newcastle, Sharon Grierson, has announced that nominations are now ope ...more

First NSW Volunteering Strategy Released

The conclusion of National Volunteer Week has been compounded in the Hunter region by NSW's first-ever 'NSW Volunteering Strategy' which is backed by 4.5 million dollars in resources. The honourable Victor Dominello MP, Minister for communities and Citizenship, launched the new strategy in the Hunte ...more

Regional Volunteer Awards - And The Winners Are...

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of this year's Regional Volunteer Awards, event which was held in Maitland with our corporate partner Companion Credit Union. Here are the winners: Volunteer of the Year (Individual): Vanessa Hammond-Duggan, Karuah Breakfast Club Category 'C ...more

Tax Help

If you need assistance with your tax return, you can now obtain help in Newcastle. Hunter Volunteer Centre (HVC) has taken up the 'Tax Help' program in partnership with the Australian Tax Office (ATO). The initiative aims to educate people with low incomes or standard tax returns to use e-Tax. H ...more

Belmont 16s 2012 Helping Hand Awards - May 15

To coincide with National Volunteer Week Belmont 16s would like to lend a helping hand to some of Lake Macquarie's Volunteers. FIVE Lake Macquarie Volunteers will each receive $500 and the community based organisation that they assist will also receive $500. More information and nominations fr ...more

Regional Volunteer Awards

Hunter Volunteer Centre, in conjunction with our Corporate partner Companion Credit Union, is again hosting the 11th HVC Annual Regional Volunteer Awards Luncheon during the 2012 National Volunteer Week, to recognise the invaluable contribution our regions 120,000 volunteers deliver every day. ...more

Fair Work Australia orders Pay increase to community sector workers.

Hunter Volunteer Centre welcomes the recent announcement by Fair Work Australia to grant wage increases to employees in the community sector. For many years workers in the Community sector have been praised for their commitment and contributions to building a stronger and healthier Australian soc ...more

HVC Partnership with Companion Credit Union

Hunter Volunteer Centre and Companion Credit Union (CCU) - one of Australia's most influential credit unions - launched a new Volunteering Program on 05 December 2011, on the occasion of the 2011 International Volunteers Day. The aim of the Volunteering Program is assist its members to achieve t ...more

New Ideas For Volunteering in 2012

After identifying volunteering as a hot topic in 2011, Hunter Region non-profit organisations have conceived a plan addressing matters raised at a forum hosted by Newcastle Interagency. Strategies will start to be implemented next year. The community plan matches identified issues to seven key t ...more

HVC Christmas Closure

From all the staff and volunteers of Hunter Volunteer Centre, we would like to take the opportunity to wish all our Members, the Hunter's volunteers and those thinking of undertaking volunteering in 2012 a joyous Christmas and a bright and prosperous New Year. HVC will be closing over the Christm ...more

Office Equipment Giveaway for Member Organisations

Hunter Volunteer Centre (HVC) has been approached by a financial institution in the Hunter Region that is relocating into new premises and generously offering to donate their current office furniture to community organisations. There is a variety of furniture and equipment ranging in sizes and co ...more

Combined Charities Christmas Toy Warehouse

Hunter Volunteer Centre is asking people to make Christmas a bit extra special this year. The Salvation Army, Samaritans and Wesley Mission have teamed up to put together a Christmas Warehouse that houses toys for local families in need. Volunteers are required to sort gifts, as well as support clie ...more

10,000 Photographs - 10,000 Stories. A Hunter Image

Hunter Volunteer Centre would like to thank everybody that has donated visual and written material to the project "10,000 Photographs - 10,000 Stories. A Hunter Image". If you have not yet contributed, there is still time and the members that send us images and texts will go into a lucky draw for on ...more

Volunteering Forum and Exhibition

Volunteering is a 'hot topic' in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas, as evidenced by a survey conducted by the Newcastle Interagency (NI), in late 2010. Consequently, NI will host a forum at Fort Scratchley, Newcastle, on 04 August 2011. The fully catered event will include a panel of guests dis ...more

International Year of Volunteers +10

A Special Invitation Come and join Hunter Volunteer Centre in partnership with the Volunteer Centre Network NSW in celebrating the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers. In 2001 we first celebrated this world effort to reinvigorate the spirit of volunteering and ten years ...more

Golden Gurus add value to business and community

The Business Centre and Hunter Volunteer Centre have joined forces to provide the Golden Gurus program. The program is a direct outcome of the Australian 2020 Summit and encourages mature age workers (aged over 50) with a range of opportunities to support community organisations and small business. ...more

Volunteering Overseas (Part I)

Ashley Smith, 19, from Scone, and Annabel Whitaker, 20, from Newcastle, are two girls who have more in common than just hailing from the Hunter region. Both decided to take a gap-year to experience things they really wanted, choosing volunteering overseas after finishing school. "My gap year was for ...more

Volunteering Overseas (Part II)

"He wrote his 'a's backwards and I taught him the proper way." According to Annabel, it was rewarding just teaching children little words that they could actually remember. However, Annabel does not believe the group of volunteers made that 'changing the world.' "I don't think we made that 'chan ...more

Partnership to enhance capacities

The Hunter Council of Social Services (HCOSS) has taken the opportunity, offered by the Hunter Volunteer Centre (HVC), to share office space and link into its network of members and volunteers. Since November 2010, the Development project worker, Richard De Martin, is in charge of raising HCOSS' pro ...more

Hunter Life Education Gift Wrapping

Hunter Life Education is gift wrapping at Myer Charlestown this Christmas, from 16 - 24 December. They need volunteers to help spread the Christmas cheer and raise funds for Hunter Life. The organisation has been operating in this region for 25 years, established with the aim of providing drug a ...more

Hunter Life Education Gifting Wrapping

Hunter Life Education is gift wrapping at Myer Charlestown this Christmas, from 16 December to 24 December. They need volunteers to help spread the Christmas cheer and raise funds for Hunter Life. The organisation has been operating in this region for 25 years, established with the aim of provid ...more

Volunteering Overseas (Part I)

Ashley Smith, 19, from Scone, and Annabel Whitaker, 20, from Newcastle, are two girls who have more in common than just hailing from the Hunter region. Both of decided to take a gap-year to experience things they really wanted, choosing volunteering overseas after finishing school in 2009. "My gap y ...more

Volunteering Overseas (Part II)

"He wrote his 'a's backwards and I taught him the proper way." According to Annabel, it was rewarding just teaching children little words that they could actually remember. However, Annabel does not believe the group of volunteers made that 'changing the world.' "I don't think we made that 'chan ...more

World's Biggest Car Boot Sale

Hunter Life Education is promoting the World's Biggest Car Boot Sale on 05 December 2010 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at Energy Australia Car Park, 282 Turton Road, New Lambton. The public will have the chance to purchase items for sale, enjoy live entertainment, children's amusements and other displays. ...more

The Combined Charities Christmas Warehouse

Hunter Volunteer Centre is asking people to make Christmas a bit extra special this year. The Salvation Army, Samaritans and Wesley Mission have teamed up to put together a Christmas Warehouse that houses toys for local families in need. Volunteers are required to sort gifts, as well as support clie ...more

Australia's first Fair Share Festival

Hunter Region will host Australia's first Fair Share Festival. The pioneer event will be held in Newcastle, on 22 and 23 October, at Hamilton Public School, Tudor Street, Hamilton, from 6PM to 9PM on Friday and from 9AM to 9PM on Saturday. It will be focussed on solutions dealing with building a car ...more

Volunteers re-live 2000 Sydney Olympics

The 15 September re-lived the Sydney 2000 Olympic games to celebrate its 10th Anniversary. People who once volunteered at the past event found their names on the forest of poles outside ANZ Stadium and went on a walk through the Stadium surrounded by screens playing memorable moments of the Games. T ...more

NSW Rural Fire Service Open Day

This Saturday, 25 September, 400 fire brigades throughout New South Wales will be opening its doors to the public experience the skills and services performed by more than 70,000 Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteers. There will be diverse recreational activities for people of all ages and giveawa ...more

Don't forget

Nominations for the NSW Volunteer of the Year Award are open until 30 September 2010. HVC is calling on our community based organisations to, once again, nominate as many volunteers as possible. "We know without them (volunteers) our community would not be able as strong as it is. Here is our c ...more

HVC Farewells a Friend

It's with sadness that HVC has been informed of the passing of one of our long time IT volunteers and friend, Chris Crane. At just 25, Chris was diagnosed with a rare form of Cancer earlier this year. He deteriorated quickly, and passed away on Wednesday, 8/9/2010. Chris brought a wealth of IT ...more

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VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS

The NSW Fire Brigade (NSWFB) has joined forces with the Hunter Volunteer Centre to help identify and source community minded volunteers to work as retained (on-call) firefighters at NSWFB fire stations in Hunter Valley. Retained firefighters play a vital part in fire protection and ensuring the s ...more

The Golden Gurus are here!

The tremendous knowledge and wisdom of the over-50's population is being mobilised through the new national Golden Gurus program, which started on 1 January 2010. HVC is proud to announce our participation in this program as a Member Organisation, connecting mature age people with opportunities to ...more

National Survey of Volunteers Issues 2009 Report

The annual National Survey of Volunteering Issues conducted by Volunteering Australia provides an insight into the issues that affect volunteering in Australia. The 2009 survey attracted a record number of participants with more than 3,700 respondents taking part, ensuring a wide cross section of op ...more

Pathways to Employment Presenters Needed

Hunter Volunteer Centre is proud to offer the Job Services and Job Services clients a unique program of workshops called "Volunteering: a Pathway Toward Employment". The aim of the workshop is to provide Job Services clients, support in their preparation in gaining employment through volunteering w ...more

STUDENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME

Organisations are invited to become involved in a great opportunity to build on their traditional volunteer pool. Hunter Volunteer Centre is working with different learning institutions looking to engage students in service learning through volunteering. These programs present an opportunity no ...more

NSW Volunteer of the Year Award

The 2008 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards will be announced on Dec 5th and the Hunter region is represented 37 nominees. HVC will be recognising their contribution to our community at a function to be held at the Hunter Wetlands Centre on Thursday 20th November where the regional Award winners wi ...more

Endeavour is visiting for Mattara

Volunteers are needed to act as guides for visitors to the Endeavour during the Mattara Festival. The ship will be open to visitors from 9 October to 12 October inclusive. You will be given training prior to the opening and ideally be able to volunteer for a minimum of one full day or part day durin ...more

HVC to open Outreach in Nelson Bay

Volunteering in your community Donating some time to make a difference Tony Singler - Hunter Volunteer Centre The Hunter Volunteer Centre is the leading referral and training service for the Newcastle and Hunter areas' Volunteers, Volunteer Managers and the member Non Profit organisations tha ...more

Volunteer Luncheon - A Huge Success

After much planning,working out menus, guest speakers, trophies, door prize, entertainment, table settings, sending out invitations to our members and some minor hic-ups we finally had our Volunteer Luncheon. Our luncheon was held on 13th May, at Wests in The Starlight Room,with guests arriving ...more

Making Skyways Friendlier

by Jade Lazarevic, The Herald. VOLUNTEERS are set to lend a helping hand to passengers at Newcastle Airport next month. The project is the result of a collaboration between the Hunter Volunteer Centre and Newcastle Airport which is the community-based organisation's first corporate member. ...more

2008 ANNUAL VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON - Another Winner!

Our Annual Awards Luncheon this year will be held on Tuesday 13th May in the Starlight Room at West's Leagues Club. Guest speaker this year will be Mr. Ross Bingham E.O. of Ronald McDonald House in the Hunter. Following on from rave reviews on last years event, entertainment will be provided from Ja ...more

CHAMPION BREAKFAST

The H V C MEMBERS NETWORK BREAKFAST Held at the Boulevard on Beaumont last Tuesday March 18th was voted a resounding success by all who attended. The friendly atmosphere of the Rialto Room and excellent service (the breaky was enormous!) made for lots of conversation and exchange. Guest spea ...more

Australian Volunteers International is now recruiting

Australian Volunteers International is now recruiting Take your career and life skills down an important path as a paid, professional volunteer with Australian Volunteers International. Opportunities in over 25 countries in Asia, the Pacific, Africa & the Middle East. More than 100 options awa ...more

HVC Outreach Team

Want to be part of a dynamic team supporting your local community by promoting volunteering and assisting community organisation who need volunteers. You can be involved in activities from interviewing to promotions, training to marketing, administration to IT. Hunter Volunteer Centre is looki ...more

Volunteers wanted

Hunter Volunteer Centre is looking for more volunteers. Hunter community organisations are looking for more people to donate their time and experience. With hundreds of roles and activities available across the Hunter, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie region there's sure to be something for everyone. ...more

Weet-Bix Kids Try-Athlon

Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids Try-Athlon is soon aproaching and HVC is looking for up to 200 volunteers to assist in its smooth running at Camp Shortland on Sunday, 10th February 2008. Volunteer duties will be to assist and encourage children aged 7 to 15 years participating in the Weet-Bix Kids TRY-athl ...more

Christmas break

HVC is closing over the Christmas period. Our last interview for 2007 will the 14th of December and we will re-open for interviews on the 15th of January 2008. All the staff of Hunter Volunteer Centre would like to take the opportunity to wish all our Members, the Hunter's volunteers and those thin ...more

Walk For Volunteers

To celebrate International Volunteers Day, HVC is organising a walk for volunteers down Hunter Street, Newcastle (followed by a sausage sizzle in Foreshore Park). INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS DAY WEDNESDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2007, 12:30pm-1:30pm Meet at Wheeler Place (next to Civic Theatre) at 12 noon ...more

HVC HAS MOVED!!!!

HVC has opened it's doors in new offices located at Level 3, 432 Hunter Street Newcastle, right next to Civic Railway station. ...more

HVC is moving

HVC will be moving from our current office in Hamilton in the coming months. Our service is expanding and we need larger premises to cater for the diverse sector that we service. Stay tuned for more information. ...more

Volunteer Management Training

Volunteer Management Training is a 2 hour information session that is held at our office in Hamilton. The information seesion includes all facets of volunteer management, and is a fun, and interactive with a relaxed atmosphere. The course includes: Definition of Formal Volunteering. Principles ...more

DATABASE PROGRAMMER REQUIRED

HVC is looking for someone to join their IT team to assist with the maintenance, updates and Upgrade of the HVC Database. Programming in MS Access, Microsoft SQL and Visual Basic (VBA). Key responsibilities will be writing queries, designing reports, exporting reports to Excel, verifying and testing ...more

VOLUNTEER TRAINING DEVELOPER REQUIRED

HVC is looking for someone to develop/create online training for volunteers in the use of software applications (mainly Microsoft) such as Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. Key responsibilities are to design and develop course outlines and objectives, and content that meets those objectives. The b ...more

New Outreach center in Raymond Terrace

Hunter Volunteer Service is continuing to develop across the Hunter Region. HVS Outreach Services are now operating in conjunction with a number of Neighbourhood and Community Centres. The aim of the project is to be able better service the volunteering requirements of member organisation located ...more

New HVS Outreach Centre in Maitland

Hunter Volunteer Service is continuing to develop across the Hunter Region. HVS Outreach Services are now operating in conjunction with a number of Neighbourhood and Community Centres. The aim of the project is to be able better service the volunteering requirements of member organisation located ...more

Volunteering Resources

Hunter Volunteer Centre has a vast array of volunteering resource available for use by members of the organisation. Contact HVC if you are after information, policy and procedure or guidelines to inform your volunteer management requirements ...more

Hunter Volunteer Service

Hunter Volunteer Service is continuing to develop across the Hunter Region. HVS Outreach Services are now operating in conjunction with a number of Neighbourhood and Community Centres. The aim of the project is to be able better service the volunteering requirements of member organisation located ...more

Bridging Barriers Update

HVC is continuing to research and develop a pilot program that seeks to create positions in community organisations for people with disabilities, special needs or other barriers to volunteering. One option could be to use mentors to assist volunteers to integrate with community organisations as ...more

HVC Bridge to Volunteering at Edgeworth

Hunter Volunteer Service will present a Bridge to Volunteering Workshop on Friday 11th and 25th at 11am at Edgeworth Memorial Neighbourhood Centre Lately there has been a growing demand from community organisations around the Hunter Region wanting to have access to a professional run locally base ...more

Membership Due

Just a reminder to all member organisations that the yearly HVC membership is now due. In the next week you should receive a membership update kit in the mail which will provide important information about paying your membership, the need to provide updated insurance information as well details abou ...more

Senior First Aid

HVC is conducting a one day Senior First Aid Training course at their training room at 56 Stewart Ave on Friday the 27th August. The cost is $85.00 for member organisations and $95.00 for non-members. Successful participants will receive a WorkCover approved Senior First Certificate. All participa ...more

RTA Bike Ride - 20th - 28th March

The RTA BigRide is a nine day cycling adventure that each year visits new and exciting areas of NSW, with this year's ride starting at Gloucester and finishing at Berowra, via Forster/Tuncurry. The ride raises funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and involves over 1000 cyclists. Participants r ...more

RTA Bike Ride - 20th - 28th March

The RTA BigRide is a nine day cycling adventure that each year visits new and exciting areas of NSW, with this year's ride starting at Gloucester and finishing at Berowra, via Forster/Tuncurry. The ride raises funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and involves over 1000 cyclists. Participants r ...more

A helping Hand for greening volunteers

FOUR Hunter environment projects have received total funding of about $23, 700 under the Federal Government's Envirofund program. The program aims to help community groups protect land, waterways, coasts, vegetation and species. The projects are: Windeyers Creek bush regeneration at Raymond Terr ...more

Special Events Recruitment

HVC recently recruited 20 volunteers especially for roles at Newcastle Regional Show and as with many community events, volunteers played a major role in the success of the event this year. The volunteer positions available were: Door Assistant, Catering Assistant, Car Parking Attendant, Informa ...more

Congratulations to Meals on Wheels

HVC would like to extend our best wishes to Meals on Wheels as they celebrate 50 years of work in the community. Hope you have a great party, you deserve it!!! Meals on Wheels engages volunteers in a range of activities including; meal preparation, administration and on management committees, but ...more

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Speak Easy with Jean Bell

Want to speak easily with others or stuck for something to say? Jean Bell hosts an interactive get together every Monday from 10:30 at the HVC to help develop speaking skills and vocal abilities for volunteers. Jean has an advanced diploma in vocational tutoring and extensive experience in this fiel ...more

Senior First Aid

HVC is conducting one day Senior First Aid Training courses at the HVC on the. The cost is $85.00 for member organisations and $95.00 for Non Members. Phone for bookings . Successful participants will receive a WorkCover approved Senior First Certificate. All participants will receive a First A ...more

Applause! A concert with a difference

On the 26th of February a group of Hunter Volunteer Entertainers celebrated their art and talents with their very own concert called "Applause". The concert was held at Newcastle City Town Hall and was supported by the Newcastle City Council. The concert featured the wonderful talents of Internation ...more

Bridge to Volunteering seminars

Bridge to volunteering sessions are still happening every Tuesday morning at 11am. If any organisation would like to come along to see what Information is presented to prospective Volunteers please ring Kath for more information at Hunter Volunteer Centre on 49 694577. ...more