Helen Yorston - Volunteering Bendigo

Despite the short lockdown around the region, volunteer organisations still need our assistance.

Helen Yorston, Manager for Bendigo Volunteer Resource Centre joins Daniel every Tuesday for a chat about opportunities.

The TAC L2P Program ( Anglicare Victoria)
TAC L2P program is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are willing to commit 2 hours per week to help a learner driver in out-of-care to get their licence. Learner drivers need to complete 120 hours of driving experience before taking their licence test. A volunteer mentor you contribute to the community by helping a young person take their next steps towards independence. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Beverley 0429 834 914

Golden Dragon Museum – Front Desk/Retail and Gallery Attendant/Guides to welcome visitors.
Golden Dragon Museum volunteers play a crucial part in the Museum’s operations and form an important team that is central to many of their programs. You do not need to be able to speak Chinese or even have any knowledge or expertise in Chinese art or history. On the job training is provided for enthusiastic and committed volunteers.
Contact Hugo 5441 5044 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vision Australia Bendigo
Expressions of interest are invited for the position of Driver to support the Vision Australia Day Centre Program. The role involves transporting clients in a Vision Australia minibus or fleet vehicle (must be able to drive either) (full car licence required. Volunteers will receive training in COVID Safe procedures and carry out their role in full COVID-19 compliances. A Working with Children and Police Check is also required and will be conducted at the expense of VA.
Contact Deborah Gates, Volunteer Partnerships Co-ordinator on 03 5445 5700 / 0428 992 465

Bendigo Showgrounds are looking for people to assist with maintenance of the grounds during the week, activities include gardening, mowing, power tools – training and support provided, may be working alone.
Contact Ian Furze: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Connect Greater Bendigo website:
The City of Greater Bendigo has launched the new Connect Greater Bendigo website which is designed as a directory to support the connection between local groups, community organisations and clubs. This will be a great tool for the community groups to lift their profile, promote their events and attract new members. www.connectgreaterbendigo.com.au.

Photo: Helen Yorston