• Be a not-for-profit organisation
  • Nominate one person who is responsible for managing volunteers
  • Only offer positions to volunteers which are not replacing the work carried out by paid staff
  • Complete the Agency Membership application form and associated Volunteer Position form (enclosed).
  • Submit your completed forms to Southern Volunteering. All new membership applications are approved by the Southern Volunteering Board of Management who meet on a monthly basis. You will be informed in writing of the outcome and invoiced for associated fee(s).
  • People interested in volunteering are interviewed by Southern Volunteering and have the opportunity to select positions of interest to them. Your volunteer position(s) will form part of the range available
  • Upload of your volunteering position(s) to a variety of online portals including the GoVolunteer and Seek websites
  • Opportunity to market volunteer positions and events through a variety of SVSA media sources e.g. Facebook page, radio presentations, printed media etc.
  • Registration on the Centrelink database of organisations approved for volunteer referral
  • Assistance with volunteering queries including documenting volunteer positions
  • New members offered a 1 hour information session with one of our qualified staff
  • Discount on training sessions. Southern Volunteering offers both free (funding dependant) and fee for service training for volunteers and volunteer managers
  • Voting rights at the Southern Volunteering Annual General Meeting
  • Invitation to free Introduction To Volunteering sessions
  • Invitation to Southern Area Volunteering Information (SAVI) network which meets bi-monthly to support volunteer managers through information sharing, guest speakers and networking opportunities
  • Inclusion on our email distribution list for information on training, events, funding, research
  • Member invitations and discounts to special events