Disruption in the Volunteer Sector

It’s been several years in the making and the time has now come. Volunteer support services as we know them will change from 1 July 2021 with state and territory peak bodies for volunteering taking on the responsibility for distributing Federal funding under new guidelines.  With the transition period being condensed…

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2020 Westfield Local Heroes Update

The Westfield Local Heroes winners have been announced for 2020. Congratulations to Dave Graham from RuffTRACK Limited, Michael Kovacs from the NSW Rural Fire Service and Tricia Hitchen from The Haven Nepean Women’s Shelter.  The entire Leep team wish to thank everyone who voted for us this year. Your support is greatly appreciated by us all. If…

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Leep Thanks Our Wonderful Volunteers

Thank you to our fantastic volunteer Tech Mates for supporting learners to master new digital skills and making a difference to their lives forever. We thank all volunteers who put aside their needs to support the community around them and we recognize their efforts during National Volunteering Week and every day.  

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Cubbyhouse Assistant – Constitution Hill

Do you love engaging with children and are you looking to develop your skills in childcare? Opportunity to assist with the weekly Cubbyhouse after school care program with a non-profit community services organisation. Shifts are on Wednesday afternoons from 2:30pm to 4:45pm. Duties include: Actively engaging with children aged 5-12…

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Make Technology Part of your Emergency Plan, 1 February, Lithgow

This free drop-in event will have several workstations where trained volunteer Tech Mates will provide you with one-on-one support to access online emergency information and services. Topics offered are apps and websites (Fires Near Me, DEA Hotspots, Live Traffic, weather monitoring), social media pages, marking yourself safe and staying safe…

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Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment, 4 February, Parramatta

Designed for participants looking to join the workforce, this interactive seminar focuses on the benefits of having volunteering experience when looking for a job. Certain skills that are developed through volunteering are keenly sought after by employers, such as work ethic, working in a team and reliability. This workshop will…

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See me. Know me. Campaign to Empower Seniors

There is a lot of bad press about ageing, and aged care. Growing old in our communities is not really encouraged. We are told it is very expensive for everyone around us, and really life is all about ‘staying young’. This is quite strange, since our ageing population is actually…

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International Volunteer Day, December 5

Today is International Volunteer Day! This year’s theme is ‘Volunteer for an inclusive future’. This recognises the contributions volunteers make towards inclusion and UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 10 (reducing inequality within and among countries). We thank our volunteers every day but today is a unique opportunity for volunteers and organisations…

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