ABOUT ALBANY & REGIONAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE

HELPING COMMUNITY HELP ITSELF
Volunteers are the sunshine & soul of our community.

HOW WE CAN HELP

Our Services

We can provide Community and not for profit groups with information and advice on resource material, best pratice, risk management, board and governance, rights and responsibilities, recongnition, insurance, job description templates, grants information, management information, Police and Working with Children Clearance Information.

About our services

  • are free of charge
  • provide information about volunteering opportunitites
  • match volunteers’ skills and interests with community groups in need of committed helpers
  • can help community organisations by subsidising training opportunities for both volunteers and managers
  • can assist in matching businesses with organisations
  • provide free training for volunteers, organisations and corporate/business
  • help with the promotion of businesses, providing newsletters and invitations to event.

Who can use us?

Any not-for-profit community group with the appropriate volunteer insurance and volunteering principles can use the services.

OUR PURPOSE

To build strong links with the community; connect and form relationshops between groups looking for volunteers and people wanting to volunteer; help not-for-profit community organisations reach their full potential; and get people involved with their community
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ACTIVITIES

Albany Regional Volunteer Service holds volunteer recognition events twice a year. Organisations are  encouraged to participate by passing on our invitation to their volunteers, or become involved by holding their own events, running projects or in any other way.

OUR VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are not a special breed of people, they are just like you, except they have taken the step to volunteer. That’s what makes them special. If it wasn’t for the work and generosity of volunteers, community organisations would cease to exisit.

Useful Links

2020-2021

Our Board Members

Chairperson           Sue Dawes
Vice Chairperson  Anne Sparrow
Secretary                Di van Clarke 
Treasurer                Asha Bhatt
Board Member       Fran Seymour
Board Member       Saskia Wiseman
Board Member       Carolyn Graeser

Staff Members
Manager                Tracy Sleeman
Volunteer Wrangler       Angela Joyce

If you wish to apply for a vacancy please contact volstaff@arvs.org.au.

Sue Dawes

Sue Dawes

Vice Chairperson

Sue has extensive experience in submission writing and project management. Sue’s skills also include budgets, client service, marketing and report writing.  Sue is a client focused and team orientated with outstanding  financial management skills and experience to compliment these tasks.

Sue’s most enjoyable talent is the ability to help people (in any way I can) it saves her from all the madness! J

Anne Sparrow

Anne Sparrow

Vice Chairperson

Anne Sparrow is the Albany Manager for Green Skills. She has lived in Albany for the past 3 years after moving down from Jerramungup with her two daughters. Her role includes working with local governments, businesses and the community to deliver projects with conservation and sustainable living outcomes for the Great Southern region. Anne was previously employed for nine years as the Executive Officer for the Fitzgerald Biosphere Group, working with farmers, local government and community groups to achieve projects within the Jerramungup region. Anne has extensive environmental networks with experience and skills in on-ground project planning. Anne’s current volunteer activities include Albany Surf Lifesaving Club. Bushcarers and is the Treasurer for Regional Development Group Great Southern
Asha Bhatt

Asha Bhatt

Treasurer

Di van Clarke

Di van Clarke

Secretary

Fran Seymour

Fran Seymour

Carolyn Gareser

Carolyn Gareser

Committee Member

Saskia Wiseman

Saskia Wiseman

Committee Member

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Get in Touch

Albany Lotteries House, Unit D22, 213-217 North Road, Albany, WA

08 9841 3588

volinfo@arvs.org.au