Welcome to Volunteer Network

Volunteer Network is an organisation for people wishing to become actively involved in the local community. We can help you find a rewarding volunteer position within a community service organisation of your choice. Your gift of time will help older people and those with disabilities live independently and comfortably in their homes. You can choose when and where you work, within the Inner West area.

News

Timebanking Volunteer Program

Timebanking volunteer program to expand across NSW.

Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello today announced a significant expansion of the NSW Government's volunteering initiative - Timebanking (pdf 169 KB).

"Timebanking has been very successful in the Hunter and Central Coast pilot sites, attracting more than 3,600 members, so I'm excited to invite 30 additional communities to come on board" he said.

Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteer Rights

The principles enable organisations to signify to their volunteer workers that they will be treated with fairness, respect and dignity.

On 13 May 2013, Minister for Citizenship and Communities, The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, released the Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteers.

Volunteer Information Booklet & Brochure

A new Volunteer Information Booklet and brochure has been produced promoting volunteerng in the Inner West.

The brochure  and  the twelve page booklet covers how to get involved, training, rights & responsibilities, insurance, confidentiality and advocacy. As well other information about volunteering.

The booklet has been translated in Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Italan, Greek and Vietnamese.

Download the brochure and booklet by clicking on the links below:

Volunteer Network Brochure 2013.pdf  

Volunter Information Booklet .Web_.pdf

Paws a Moment

Neighbour Aid Pets

Recently we established a new program called Neighbour Aid Pets. We greatly appreciate your support for this new project and your assistance in raising awareness through your network.

  • Last year in NSW alone, more than 57,350 pets were killed in pounds
  • Many older people and people with disabilities in our community are socially isolated
  • There is a misconception that these animals are ‘damaged’ or ‘untrainable’ but most rescue pets are house trained and easily adapt to their new environment
  • Neighbour Aid Pets is the missing link, bringing these problems together and combating them

Who are we?

Inner West Neighbour Aid has been providing social and practical help to frail older people, people with disability and carers in our community for over 20 years. You can learn more about us at www.iwna.com.au.

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