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Working with Unique Communities . Emily Scott, Coordinator [email protected] Volunteers of Nillumbik . Nillumbik Shire. Nillumbik Shire. Low unemployment High education rates More home ownership Higher ave. weekly income Children (5 – 14)

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emily scott coordinator escott@volunteersofbanyule org au
Emily Scott, [email protected]

Volunteers of Nillumbik

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Low unemployment

  • High education rates
  • More home ownership
  • Higher ave. weekly income
  • Children (5 – 14)
  • Young adults (20 – 35)
  • Middle aged (40 – 64)
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Eltham – Hurstbridge:

12 kms

Hurstbridge – St Andrews:

9 kms

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Nillumbik

volunteers

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Volunteers of Nillumbik:

The background

story

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Over 130 homes lost

  • Many families & individuals affected
  • Kinglake and Marysville worst hit
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North East Region Volunteer Resource Centre

In partnership with:

“Grow Volunteering Opportunities in Nillumbik”

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North East Region Volunteer Resource Centre

“NERVERK?” “NEVRICK?”

Banyule

Nillumbik

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Community Development Principles :

  • Inclusiveness
  • Collaboration
  • Equity
  • Responsiveness
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Setting up VON

  • Consultation
  • Venues: accessible &
  • visible
  • Know your community
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Getting Prepared :

Connecting with local community organisations

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Marketing and Promotions

  • Physical promotional material
  • Social media / web
  • Local media
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Key Stages:

  • Consultation
  • Connecting
  • Promotion
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Connected with over 140 people

  • 76 % women
  • Wide age range: 18 to 65
  • “What needs doing?”
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Challenges

  • Getting the word out
  • “Drop-in” style
  • Not enough time!
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Advantages

  • Being available to local groups
  • Connecting with “pre-contemplative” volunteers
  • Practical and low cost
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