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We want to support and encourage our current volunteers and find new ways to attract a diverse range of people to volunteering and help them to stay involved.

Our Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Plan will help to ensure the growth and sustainability of volunteerism in Bayside.

The draft strategy is now being developed following an extensive consultation process. We drew on expertise within our organisation and consulted widely with community stakeholder organisations.

Read Bayside's Volunteer Recruitment, Retention and Recognition Plan

Community consultation

Some of the ideas we received:

9 April, 2022

SueR says:

Run events at the location of the volunteering opportunity. Could be the library, an indigenous reserve or anywhere that needs volunteers.

18 March, 2022

JingY says:

Provide support volunteer person from different age group, abilities, and background might help. People resonate with similar stories.

10 March, 2022

dickie.bobbie says:

Taster session and casual volunteering, to breakdown perceived barriers

10 March, 2022

MultiM says:

Guidance for socially isolated young adults get involved in community work. Easy to navigate website plus someone to help guide if needed.

10 March, 2022

Heathermacfarlane says:

Have a go to page where all the volunteering opportunities, both council run and others, are listed. Enable non council orgs to add items

Project timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Online survey June 2021

    Online survey sent to registered Council volunteers and volunteer involving organisations.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Data analysis

    July – August 2021

    Data analysis of findings and feedback provided from the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan focused on volunteering.

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Internal background paper developed

    August 2021

    An internal background paper that detailed the current state of volunteering in Bayside.

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Draft themes and priority areas

    February 2022

    Draft themes and priority areas for the Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Plan have been developed based on previous community consultation.

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    ​Community consultation

    9 March – 10 April 2022

    Consultation on the draft themes and priority areas for the Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Plan.

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    Development of Plan

    April - May 2022

    Consolidate data collected from community consultation and finalise plan.

  • Timeline item 7 - complete

    Final plan presented to Council

    June 2022 Council meeting.

More information

To ask a question about this project, receive printed information or provide an anonymous submission, please get in touch via the details below:

Laura Bristow

Community Development Officer

D 03 9599 4664


Lauren Waycott

Community Wellbeing Coordinator

T 03 9599 4686


Bayside City Council

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Sandringham, Victoria, 3191
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