Networks and mentoring

Volunteer Manager Network

The Volunteer Manager Network is a forum for people who coordinate or manage volunteers, whether paid or unpaid, they come together and discuss issues that affect them, to learn and share ideas together while enjoying networking and morning tea. Whether you are experienced or just starting out in volunteer management, this network forum will be of great interest to you. Held every two months, this popular forum is free and often includes guest speakers on important volunteer-related topics.

Volunteer Leadership Network

The Volunteer Leadership Network (VLN) is a group of experienced volunteer managers who share their knowledge and experience to upskill the next generation of managers, and create a stronger volunteering sector.

The Network

  • Advocates for the professional development of volunteer managers
  • Mentors other volunteer managers
  • Upskills volunteer managers
  • Speaks at sector events
  • Addresses sector issues
  • Advocates for a strong volunteering sector

The VLN meets for 1.5 hours every 6 weeks at Volunteering WA.

Sharing your leadership experience, and your desire to develop and enhance the volunteer sector, will also help you become a better leader. 

To join the Network you’ll need to be a five year plus experienced volunteer manager and are able to attend a minimum of 6 meetings per year.

Testimonials

"The VLN is an ideal vehicle for contemporary and experienced volunteer managers to share ideas and knowledge to develop their own skills while passing the benefits of their experience to others"

Jennie Loveridge, Cancer Council WA

"Being part of the network takes management skills to a new level"

Marcia Barclay, Read Write Now.

"The network provides an excellent forum for testing ideas and learning from others’ expertise"

Mary Doyle, State Library of WA.

Mentoring Program

The Volunteer Leadership Network Mentoring Program supports the upskilling of volunteer managers by offering experience-based learning and advice.

The Program is available for all Volunteering WA members and strives to find the best mentor-mentee fit, supporting the skills and abilities of the individual, as well as their organisation’s volunteering goals.

All Volunteering WA mentors are volunteer management specialists and belong to the Volunteer Leadership Network.

Would you like to be mentored by a professional volunteer manager?  This is a free service for Volunteering WA Members.

Volunteer Resource Centre network

Volunteer Resource Centres (VRC) provide a range of services to both volunteers and volunteer-involving-organisations.  There are a number of VRCs and Volunteer Hubs across the State. They are the volunteering experts in your local community and there are many benefits to connect with them.

Find the location of your nearest VRC on our Volunteer Resource Centre page.

University Hubs

There are several University Hubs in Western Australia. They do not provide face-to-face referrals and generally provide volunteering opportunities just for their students. However, Volunteering WA encourages Volunteer Involving Organisations to develop partnerships with University Hubs.

  • Curtin Volunteers! – Curtin University
  • ECU Careers and Leadership Volunteer Hub – Joondalup and Mt Lawley Campuses
  • Murdoch Volunteer Hub – Murdoch University Campus
  • UWA Guild Volunteering – UWA University Campus (VWA managed)

VWA managed Hubs

VWA manages six Volunteer Hubs across WA. These Hubs offer similar services to VRCs and have a focus on multi-cultural and disadvantaged volunteering. Get in contact with the Hubs below to see the services offered to both volunteers as well as volunteer involving organisations.

  • Canning Volunteer Gateway
  • Joondalup Volunteer Centre
  • Kimberley Volunteer Hub
  • Pilbara Volunteer Hub
  • Stirling Volunteer Hub
  • Wheatbelt Volunteer Hub

Speakers

The Volunteer Leadership Network members are available for speaking engagements on topics related to the value of volunteers and volunteer management, as well as the strategic relationship between volunteers and organisations. This service is generally free for Volunteering WA members.

For more information about networking, mentoring or to access a range of speakers contact Gilda on 9482 4304 or e-mail her through our contact form.