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.

Volunteering Online Forum

This SIG is supported by an online forum. We believe that accessing knowledge from individuals who work in a similar environment is invaluable and should never be underestimated. Our forums are just for people working in Local Government and there are many benefits to participating in them. They are a great way to keep in touch in between meetings, by asking your fellow SIG colleagues questions and sharing resources. Agendas, minutes and presentations will also be posted on the forum.

Be inspired – join a Special Interest Group

Join a professional network that will support you in your daily work. Want to join the Volunteering SIG? Just email sig@lgpro.com and let us know that you would like to join, or call LGPro on 9268 6400.

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 Meeting

Date: Friday 23 February 2018
Time: 10am - 12.30pm
Location: Kathleen Symes Community Centre, Faraday St, Carlton

Date: 27 April 2018

Date: 27 July 2018

Date: 28 September 2018

Date: 30 November 2018


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



LGPro Online Forum Support

If you require technical assistance with the online forum, please don’t hesitate to contact us on either sig@lgpro.com or call LGPro on 9268 6400.

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