About the SIG

This SIG has a strategic focus, including volunteer management and mentoring. It aims to influence volunteering policy and practice through ongoing dialogue with the State Government and appropriate agencies, to address specific volunteering issues and to showcase successful programs. Cross-disciplinary meetings and/or workshops, may be held in partnership with other SIGs, on matters relating to volunteering.

Who Should Attend

Local Government professionals, who are working within, or have responsibility for, the planning and delivery of volunteering activities.

Convenor Details

Jane Lawson
Volunteer Development Officer
Nillumbik Shire Council

Ph: 9433 3147 |

Maddy Dowling
Healthy Ageing Volunteer Coordinator
Melbourne City Council
Ph: 9658 9989 | madeleine.dowling@melbourne.vic.gov.au

Upcoming Meetings

Date: Friday 18 August 2017
Time: 10am - 1.30pm
Location: Kathleen Syme Building, Library & Community Centre, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton

Date: Friday 24 November 2017
Time: 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Location: Kathleen Syme Building, Library & Community Centre, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton


Volunteering Network SIG Convenor, Maddy Dowling, Healthy Ageing Volunteer Coordinator, Community Development, City of Melbourne

I decided to become a Convenor after my first meeting. I am lucky to be part of a very supportive team, where this opportunity is seen as part of my professional development. My motivation to becoming a SIG Convenor is to be part of the broader conversation to what is happening in the volunteering realm. I am new to the volunteering workforce and wanted to immerse myself in all things volunteering. The group has been a great source of support and conversation. My aim is to ensure that all members are getting the most relevant and up to date information required to take back to their Councils as well as further developing external links.

Invitations to Meetings

Invitations to these meetings are sent to the Volunteering Network via Eventbrite. If you did not receive an invitation but wish to attend please email sig@lgpro.com


Should you have any queries, or would like to join the Volunteering Special Interest Group (SIG):
Please contact the convenor or, call LGPro on 9268 6400 | sig@lgpro.com

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