Since beginning at The Centre for Volunteering in March I’ve been gathering feedback from our members, volunteers and others who engage with The Centre, reviewing what we offer and how we might enhance our services. To consolidate the findings so far, in September we are planning to launch the first of our twice yearly Member Surveys. These surveys will help us understand what our members want from The Centre and give people the opportunity to comment on our services. In the meantime, members and other stakeholders are always welcome to provide feedback or suggestions via email or by calling The Centre on 02 9261 3600.
For those who have not received recent correspondence, it is my great pleasure to introduce our new Director: Communications and Business Development, Kylie Yates. Kylie comes to us from a senior executive background in the Public Sector and State Owned Corporations. She has extensive knowledge and expertise in communications and will be a great asset to The Centre and to you, our members and loyal supporters. I look forward to being able to introduce you to her in person.
Internships Versus Volunteering
The issue of Internships is very topical at the moment. I commend you to the information provided by our Volunteer Referral Service Manager, Avril Samuels, later in The Voice. It is important we are all aware of our responsibilities in this area.
Days left to nominate for the 2014 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards
There are only a few more days left to nominate volunteers for the Volunteer of the Year Awards. Don’t miss out, nominate now.
IAVE 2014 Scholarships
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 IAVE Scholarships.
Carolyn Frischling from Lane Cove & North Side Community Services
Amitha Pathirana from Northern Rivers Community Gateway
We want to thank all members who submitted applications for the scholarships, and look forward to hearing from Amitha and Carolyn about their experiences at the conference.