In its 7th year of operation, Leep’s Volunteer Solutions program has continued to expand its services - providing opportunities for more volunteers to connect with meaningful roles that build community capacity.
Leep’s Volunteer Solutions team have been working closely with our networks to facilitate innovative volunteer engagement providing opportunities for people experiencing disadvantage. We’ve expanded our team and we’ve developed new ways of working that tap into the shared experience of our team in training, recruitment, promotion and event planning.
Looking ahead, Leep is excited to be able to continue expanding the breadth and depth of our Volunteer Solutions with renewed funding securing the program until June 2021.
In an increasingly busy and time poor society, Australian’s are seeking ways to contribute to communities and causes that meet their own needs and availability. An increasingly diversified volunteer pool requires new ways of thinking about volunteer engagement that harnesses the unique talents of volunteers to achieve community outcomes.
We’ve also worked closely with organisations and volunteer managers in Western Sydney to build capacity in their programs and strengthen volunteer engagement.
Leep believe that the gifts volunteering offer should be available and accessible for all, and that volunteering should be well resourced and supported across the community. In 2016-2017, we’ve worked to support almost 100 organisations to recruit, train and thank volunteers across Western Sydney.
Madhu began working at Leep as an Administration Volunteer after reaching out in early 2017. Leep gave Madhu her first experience of an Australian work place, and helped her use her enthusiasm, intelligence and proactive nature to support her community.
Madhu moved to Melbourne in July 2017 due to a change in family circumstances, and was very sad to leave Leep.
With the experience Leep provided and the support post volunteering, Madhu had the confidence to apply for a paid position as a Volunteer Manager in Melbourne!
Madhu’s story highlights the possibilities that volunteering has to offer, and we are so fortunate that she shared her time and skills with Leep!