The Bellarine Catchment Network Community Events Portal is intended to help those who live, work and visit the Greater Geelong and Queenscliff region to volunteer to help care for our Country. For many, the biggest barrier to volunteering is not knowing who to volunteer for, or what to do. This microsite/portal aims to showcase all environmental volunteering opportunities in the region including summary information and contact details, to help build those initial connections.
On this page you can learn how to prepare to volunteer, from how to apply for a Working With Children Check, what kind of Personal Protective Equipment you may need and how to communicate with volunteer groups. We have also listed a selection of helpful websites for getting started as a volunteer or building your volunteering skills, as well as resources with helpful advice about becoming a volunteer.
This toolkit provides brief descriptions of over 50 environmental volunteering groups, organisations or programs in the Bellarine and Geelong region, as well as case studies, quick tips pages and statements and language about Dja (Country in Wadawurrung).
The Working with Children Check is a screening process for assessing or re-assessing people who work with or care for children in Victoria.
St Johns offer training that is suitable for both people in workplaces and members of the public who would like a comprehensive first aid course.
Volunteering Victoria is the state peak body for volunteering, focusing on advocacy, sector development and the promotion of volunteering.
Justice Connect deliver services that assist both people and not-for-profit organisations. Those we assist often struggle to navigate the law, are unable to use the law in their daily lives and disproportionately experience the impacts of harsh and unjust laws.
Parks Connect list available volunteer activities across Victoria. Sign up today to find out information on the volunteering Innovation Fund.