{MQ} – Volunteering Ideas

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{Member Question} I have a friend who is interested in getting involved with some volunteer work on the weekends and was after some suggestions of groups or organisations that they could look into.

Contact the Frankston volunteer Resource Centre. They have a website and a shopfront in the Frankston Library. They have a huge database of local opportunities and can help you find an ideal volunteer placement for your skills, goals and needs! – Christina M

Toy library in Frankston on a Saturday… awesome bunch of people – Kelly M

Ronald McDonald house at Monash, Clayton – Laura A

Mummies and babies in need – Maggie M

The animal shelter in Pearcedale – Nikki P

Have a look at www.seekvolunteer.com.au they have many different causes you can look for and search by locations as well. Really great site! – Brent V

Rosebud Toy Library always needs volunteers on a Saturday morning – Laura M

Disabled Surfers Association Mornington Peninsula is a great group to get involved in – Stewart L

Wesley mission have a program, do-care linking up elderly isolated people with volunteers – Junelle R

Frankston Volunteer Resource Centre. Based in the Frankson library or online covers all opportunities across the Peninsula and wider. They assist a variety of not for profits and charities in a number of interest areas. – Vicki B

Pink Ladies at the Frankston Hospital thyr need people to work in the Cafe!! My mum did it for years and loved it  – Joyce W

Your local CWA Branch – Michelle J

There is a Mornington Peninsula Volunteer Resource Service, you’ll find a link on mornpen.vic.gov.au. Lots of great volunteering opportunities – Amelia M

I’m the Program Manager of Preventing youth in suicide. No experience or qualifications needed, these kids just want to be heard and supported. Training provided. So easy it can be done sitting in your PJs on the lounge or in bed. All that’s needed is a computer and a supportive and non judegemental attitude – Louisa O

Do Something Near You – Australia’s largest community directory www.dosomethingnearyou.com.au – Hastings, Western Port, Victoria

Fusion Int’l in Mornington/Mt Martha, a homeless refuge for youth – Sonia W

We are currently on the look out for training volunteers to assist with Peninsula based NFP, Senior Techies. We run training sessions for seniors (over 55s) where we empower young people (under 18s) to deliver iPad and SmartPhone training to them. This gives the youth great confidence and the seniors the knowledge to connect better with their families and the wider community. All details here – www.seniortechies.com.au or https://www.facebook.com/SeniorTechies. – Merv S

RSPCA in Pearcedale – Julie M

We are always looking for help as we are a local charity on the Mornington Peninsula that is to primarily help families in need (Someone has already mentioned us). Our link is Mummies and Babes in need – Melissa W

Red Cross in Dromana is fun – Naomi W

‘Make-a-Wish’ are always looking for new volunteers. Peninsula based – Leanne H

A new peninsula branch of Sea Shepherd are looking for members to get them up and running – amazing cause to help with our dolphin population down this way – Jo Hume

May 27, 2013

 

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