New ‘pop-up’ information service for volunteers

Published on 13 June 2018

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Ever thought about volunteering but don’t know where to find information?

You can now drop in to one of our new Volunteering Mornington Peninsula Information Hubs in Hastings and Mornington to chat to a Volunteering Ambassador about what opportunities might be available for you.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne said “this is a new and exciting initiative being undertaken on the peninsula.

“The Shire has partnered with  Community Information and Support Centres across the peninsula to pilot this service, opening in Westernport and Mornington this month, with Southern Peninsula coming on board later in the year”.

Anyone undecided about what type of volunteering they can do is welcome to drop in to the ‘pop-up’ hubs during opening hours.

Each hub provides a face-to-face service, giving people information to help identify what volunteering roles might suit them, access the internet to view what current volunteering vacancies are available and providing contact details for local organisations.

Manager of Western Port Community Support Centre Georgia Hourn said “the new initiative will make it even easier for people who don’t have access to the internet to connect to organisations seeking volunteers.

“The Centres already provide community support and information so the pop-up volunteering information hubs bring additional value by linking volunteers to programs or organisations in their local area”.

You can find out about volunteering and what services, clubs and groups are in your local are all in the one place.

OPENING HOURS

Mornington Community Information and Support Centre
320 Main Street, Mornington
Tuesdays, 10am – 1pm 

Westernport Community Support Centre
185 High Street, Hastings
Thursdays, 1pm – 4pm

You can also find out more about volunteering and search for current volunteering vacancies at volmornpen.com.au.


PICTURE DETAILS (L – R): Volunteers Coordinator Mornington Community Information & Support Centre Amanda Race-Lyons, the Shire’s Community Development Officer Kate Stuart,  Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne, Briars Ward Councillors Rosie Clark and Bev Colomb and Volunteering Ambassador Ian Stevenson at the Mornington Information and Support Centre.