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Working with Unique Communities . Emily Scott, Coordinator escott@volunteersofbanyule.org.au. 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, Coordinatorescott@volunteersofbanyule.org.au

Volunteers of Nillumbik




  • Low unemployment

  • High education rates

  • More home ownership

  • Higher ave. weekly income

  • Children (5 – 14)

  • Young adults (20 – 35)

  • Middle aged (40 – 64)


Eltham – Hurstbridge:

12 kms

Hurstbridge – St Andrews:

9 kms



Edendale Community Farm






Nillumbik

volunteers


Volunteers of Nillumbik:

The background

story






North East Region Volunteer Resource Centre

In partnership with:

“Grow Volunteering Opportunities in Nillumbik”


North East Region Volunteer Resource Centre

“NERVERK?” “NEVRICK?”

Banyule

Nillumbik



Setting up VON

  • Consultation

  • Venues: accessible &

  • visible

  • Know your community




Allwood House



Getting Prepared :

Connecting with local community organisations


Marketing and Promotions

  • Physical promotional material

  • Social media / web

  • Local media


Key Stages:

  • Consultation

  • Connecting

  • Promotion




  • Challenges

  • Getting the word out

  • “Drop-in” style

  • Not enough time!


  • Advantages

  • Being available to local groups

  • Connecting with “pre-contemplative” volunteers

  • Practical and low cost



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