In 2019, 2.3 million (over 40%) of Victorians aged 15 years and over gave their time to volunteering, which was valued at a massive $58.1 billion*.
Volunteers make a significant contribution to our local communities in so many different ways, and without volunteers our communities would be so different.
Unfortunately as COVID-19 first made it’s impact in our community in 2020, we saw a 50% decline in volunteering participation across Victoria.
COVID-19 still has a massive impact on volunteer numbers throughout the state, but we need our volunteers more than ever.
At CatholicCare Victoria our volunteers help keep our programs running and enhance our program delivery to support people in need.
Our volunteers run and support a range of services including:
- administrative support
- Emergency Relief intake
- English conversation classes for newly arrived refugees
- academic support and encouragement for disadvantaged adults enrolled in our Clemente program
- event help and organisation
- sewing groups
- homework clubs
- pastoral support in prisons and hospitals
We’re currently looking for volunteers across Victoria to support our Prison Ministry, Clemente, and Emergency Relief programs, and there’s no better time to start volunteering than during Feel Good Feb - the month of good deeds and acts of kindness!
Not only does volunteering support our local communities, it’s great for our mental, physical, and social wellbeing too.
If you’d like to volunteer in your community or learn more, take a look at our current volunteer opportunities or register to become a volunteer here:
Volunteer opportunities at CCV
Liz Gellel | Marketing Coordinator - Digital Lead
*State of Volunteering in Victoria - Victoria State Government & Volunteering Victoria