It’s been terrific being a member and mentor of the Mornington Peninsula Volunteering Network.
It’s a joy to catch up with fellow Volunteer Co-ordinators and Managers and share advice and support each other.
It’s also been a great way to keep up with best practice and have access to the latest research and training (free) with Volunteering Victoria."
Visitor Operations & Gallery Support
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
"Thank you to the Mornington Peninsula Shire and Community Development Officer Wayne Lovie for facilitating the Mornington Peninsula Volunteer Network. The network offers a fabulous forum for volunteer leaders from local organisations and groups (big and small) to share stories, ask advice and get up-to-date information on volunteer management and all things volunteering.
From recruitment and orientation through to managing and recognition – all volunteer engagement processes are covered. Wayne Lovie’s enthusiasm, encouragement and guidance ensures a welcoming and supportive environment for members. Meetings (on-line and face-to-face) often host excellent education sessions, including expert instructors from Volunteering Victoria.
As a member of this group for over 11 years, I am always very appreciative and inspired by the ideas, experiences and expertise shared. I look forward to my continued involvement and new learnings to be shared with this network in 2022.”
Volunteer Program Manager
"My name is Greg Hilton recently appointed 5 months ago to Centre Manager for Sorrento Community Centre.
It was apparent quickly of the importance of having quality volunteers who could add value to the centre. In return they would take some satisfaction of helping people in the community and being part of the centre’s journey.
We have two fantastic volunteers currently and I could see the need to increase volunteers, before the centre grows after lockdown. I was lucky to find Wayne Lovie Community Development Officer - Community Liaison & Volunteering via the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, who gave me some valuable information and his experiences in finding these quality volunteers. In was in these discussions Wayne suggested I attend two training presentations via Zoom as part of the Mornington Peninsula Volunteer Network. These presentations gave me many ideas and from these I have started the process with a clear picture of whom and what our centre is looking for by way of volunteers.
I had no previous experience with volunteers and again thanks Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and Wayne for their support, as this will not only help our centre but the volunteers joining us and the broader community also.
Please feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in helping our Community centre in some way."
Sorrento Community Centre