ACCAN 2020 Grants Program open

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) Grants Program supports research, representation, or education projects that address issues for telecommunications consumers in Australia. Funding up to $100,000 is available.  ACCAN’s 2020 Grants Program closes on the 25th February 2020. The grants are open to: Researchers, Community Organisations, Industry, Small Business,…

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Breakfast Club Volunteer – Toongabbie

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children who are experiencing disadvantage and do you love working with food? Opportunity to become a Breakfast Club Volunteer with a not for profit community services organisation. Duties include: Setting up of small chairs and tables for breakfast area…

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Friendly Visiting & Shopping Assistance – Blacktown

Make a difference in the life of an older person gifting your time as a friendly face and listening ear, home visiting and assisting with shopping. Volunteer by providing social support with a community and development service in Blacktown. As a social support volunteer you will provide one on one…

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120 Countdown Driver Mentor – Mt Druitt or Penrith

Would you love to make a life-changing difference by assisting a young person with independence and access to more opportunities? Opportunity to volunteer as a 120 Countdown Driver Mentor with an organisation that believes in taking real steps to make the world a better place. As a driver mentor, you…

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Tech Mate – Lithgow

Give people the power to be online and use technology! Become a Tech Mate today. Everything is going online; without the skills to use technology, people are becoming more and more excluded from the modern world and all it has to offer. A Tech Mate is a digital mentor that…

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Bushfires and scams

SCAMWATCH acknowledges that some fundraising appeals are scams. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has provided the information below for the public to report bushfire related scams. Phone: 1300 795 995 Report a scam: https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/report-a-scam Get help: https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/get-help If you are interested in making a donation, SCAMWATCH has provided…

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Looking to involve more volunteers?

Volunteering WA shared some resources worth noting in their latest newsletter. Making it Happen - Published in 2018 by our colleagues at Volunteering Queensland, this resource is perfect reading on how to build local capability to manage spontaneous disaster volunteers. The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement - The Standards provide…

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Volunteer foster carers needed to help injured wildlife like Leafy the koala

Healesville Sanctuary is appealing for volunteer foster carers to look after injured animals from the bushfire crisis. Vets and sanctuaries are at full capacity and grants are now available for foster carers to assist with the rehabilitation of animals. Read the full article at https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/volunteer-foster-carers-needed-to-help-injured-wildlife-like-leafy-the-koala-20200115-p53rso.html For more information about eligibility…

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