Volunteer Position | Computer Training Assistant

Are you conversant with technology and have the capacity to share this information with people who are blind or have low vision?

Then you may be the volunteer we are looking for at Vision Australia Wollongong.

We require a volunteer to assist interested Clients master the use of information technology, in particular touch screen Apple and Android devices. You must have a passion for training, excellent computer skills and have the ability to share this information in a professional, patient and diligent manner with people who are blind or have low vision.

Full training will be provided. If you are interested please contact Sally Thompson on 4220 4300 or email sally.thompson@visionaustralia.org.

ASK Illawarra Shoalhaven

ASkWhat is it?

Ask Illawarra Shoalhaven is a community day of engagement to be held on Thursday 12th February 2015. On this day hundreds of volunteers from across the region will be out in their communities asking community members to share their views on the kind of community they want to live in.

Volunteers will be in community centres, parks, shopping areas, on the streets and anywhere that people gather. The information gathered from community members will:

  • start a new style of ongoing conversation with communities;
  • be gathered and then analysed by a researcher;
  • used to inform the development of strategies that best meet the wants and needs of communities across the Illawarra Shoalhaven;
  • augment and enhance existing community engagement processes used by local governments in developing community strategic plans.

We are encouraging individuals, groups, business and organisations across the Illawarra Shoalhaven to get involved in Ask Illawarra Shoalhaven, in the following ways:

  1. Volunteering your time
    We are looking for volunteers of all ages, cultural backgrounds and experiences from communities across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven to give at least one hour of your time on Thursday 12th February 2015. On the day we ask that you work with someone else to survey community members using four set questions. You can ask people you work with, in public places, in a group you are part of, anywhere in the local area. We are also looking for volunteers to type up the information we receive so that it can be analysed. You will need to participate in a 1 hour training session in your local area between 2nd – 6th February 2015, details of which will be provided by the contact people below.
  2. Being a part of the conversation
    On Thursday 12th February 2015, look for a volunteer in your community with the #ASK identification, have a chat with them and share your views on the kind of community you want to live in.

Who is organising it?

Led by the Illawarra Regional Community Development Consortium, neighbourhood centres and community organisations across the Illawarra Shoalhaven will be recruiting and supporting volunteers, hosting the training and collecting the information gathered.

Where can I get more information or sign up as a volunteer?


Elizabeth Brassaud, Bulli Community Centre | 4284 7006 | elizabeth_brassaud@bullicommunitycentre.com.au


Michael Szafraniec, Careways Community | 1300 307 902 or 4262 1918 |  help@careways.org.au


Sharon Parker, North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre | 4237 8422 | nknc@hotmail.com


Maxine Edwards, Shoalhaven Neighbourhood Services | 4421 5077 | admin@nnc.ngo.org.au

Email | askillawarrashoalhaven@gmail.com

Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/askIS

Internagency Alert – 15 Jan 2013

Management Volunteer Available

Volunteering Illawarra has a person available to undertake “Project Based” volunteering.

The volunteer has extensive management experience specialising in business systems (excluding financial systems) and is offering his services pro bono to provide assistance in the following areas of business planning and management :

  • Undertake organisation SWOT analysis (strengths,weaknesses, opportunities and threats)
  • Develop short, medium and long term business plan.
  • Assist with business improvement planning to ensure all changes are measurable and aligned with business goals and achieved within time frames.

This is a first class opportunity for an organisation in the Wollongong area to access  a volunteer with excellent credentials and experience to assist  with organisational  planning and development.

If you would like further information, please contact Shaun Sheridan DIRECT at Volunteering Illawarra on 4227 7725 or email ssheridan@wollongong.nsw.gov.au . Enquiries will be considered on a first come first served basis.

Children’s Services Central 2013 Professional Development Training

Children’s Services Central has upcoming webinar sessions – ENRICHING QUALITY – EXPLORING THE STANDARDS.  Please see the attached flyer for more details and about how to book into this course.  Please also note that for your convenience, there are two different session times available on the same dates.

The Children’s Services Central 2013 Professional Development Training Calendar is now online at www.cscentral.org.au/ for information about this and other professional development sessions.  A hard copy of the calendar will be sent to services in the near future.

Enriching Quality – Exploring the Standards – Webinar 2013