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CELEBRATING DAY PROGRAM
The Moorabool Shire Day Program is a planned activity group
funded by Moorabool Shire Council and the Department of
Health's Home and Community Care program and delivered by
Moorabool Shire staff.
The Day Program offers residents of Moorabool Shire who are
frail, aged, have a disability and are socially isolated the opportunity
to remain active and connected to the community.
A key to the success of the Day Program is the regular involvement
of volunteers who work with the program participants to make sure
they make the best of their day out. Volunteers may escort people
between the vehicles and the venue, assist with meals or provide
the assistance people require to maximise their participation
in activities. The contribution of volunteers is highly valued and
appreciated by both staff and participants of the Day Program.
The Day Program volunteers say that the experience is both
rewarding and gives them the opportunity to give something back
to the community.
For information on volunteering in Moorabool Shire Day Programs
contact John Speed, Day Programs Coordinator, ph 5366 7100.
Day Program volunteers celebrating volunteer's week. L to R: Geoff Button, Millie
Butt, Terese Button, Orinda Vandevelde, Christine McCall, Heather Crouch.
VOLUNTEERING IN MOORABOOL
WITH FREE TRAINING SESSION
Moorabool Shire Council recognises and supports the important
role that volunteers and volunteer organisations play in delivering
services and building stronger, more resilient communities.
The Strengthening Volunteering in Moorabool program is
supported by the Department of Planning and Community
Development and aims to build the capacity of volunteers and
volunteer organisations in Moorabool. It provides essential training
and opportunities to develop skills to enable healthy, more vibrant
volunteer groups and organisations into the future.
In June, a Grant Writing Skills workshop was held in both Ballan
and Bacchus Marsh providing community representatives with the
opportunity to learn how to write successful grant applications. In
August, workshops focussed on Fundraising for Community Groups
and provided innovative and alternative ways of raising funds.
Moorabool Shire is excited to announce that there are two more
opportunities to come!
We are calling for all individuals, community groups or organisations
involved in volunteering to take advantage of these free training
• September -- Social Media for Community Groups
• October -- Community Planning
Dates for these training sessions will be confirmed in the near future.
These sessions will take place in both Bacchus Marsh and Ballan
from 7-9pm (supper provided) and are a great way to gain new
skills and meet new people in a relaxed learning environment.
For more information, or to register your interest, please contact
Customer Service on 5366 7100.
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