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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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Working with unique communities

Working with Unique Communities


Emily scott coordinator escott@volunteersofbanyule org au

Emily Scott, [email protected]

Volunteers of Nillumbik


Nillumbik shire

Nillumbik Shire


Nillumbik shire1

Nillumbik Shire


Working with unique communities

  • 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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Eltham


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Edendale Community Farm


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Montsalvat


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Artistic Tradition


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Diamond Creek


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Hurstbridge


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Nillumbik

volunteers


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Volunteers of Nillumbik:

The background

story


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Black Saturday bushfires


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  • Over 130 homes lost

  • Many families & individuals affected

  • Kinglake and Marysville worst hit


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Community response- pulling together


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Regrowth – Bushfire recovery funds


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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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Potential venues


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Eltham Library


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Allwood House


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Diamond Creek Community Centre


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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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Up and Running!


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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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Imagine the possibilities for local volunteering…


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