Impact Volunteering connect and support volunteers and volunteer organisations.
We are a leading not-for-profit organisation in the Frankston area who work to:
Match individuals seeking volunteering opportunities with organisations seeking volunteers.
Take the burden of finding volunteers off organisations through our Referral Desk pre-screening service.
Promote and support volunteering throughout the Frankston and wider community through a range of initiatives.
We currently partner with over 100 not-for-profit organisations in the community and are continuously seeking to grow our network.
Impact Volunteering exists to increase volunteering opportunities for organisations and individuals to:
Enhance their social and environmental contribution to the community
Assist building the capacity, capability, resilience and sustainability of the community
Enable emergency and systemic relief and recovery from isolation, sickness, distress, disability, misfortune, poverty and deprivation.
In 2007, a partnership between the Frankston City Council and Frankston Community Support and Information Centre was formed for the development of a Volunteer Resource Centre.
After 2 years of tremendous effort from both groups the Frankston Volunteer Resource Centre (FVRC) was established in July 2009 and was located in the Frankston Library.
In February 2015, the FVRC became Impact Volunteering.
Our new name helped us to better reflect our purpose, geographical reach and longer term strategic objective to develop an independent organisation that makes a significant and sustainable contribution for the benefit of the community.
To this day, the Information and Referral Desk is still located within the Frankston City Library on Playne Street while our Administration Office is located within the Ebdale Community Hub and Learning Centre on Ebdale Street.
What We've Achieved
Successfully matching hundreds of volunteers to positions within volunteer organisations.
Annual Volunteer Expo promoting organisations to potential volunteers.
Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards celebrating volunteers in our community.
Pre-screening service for volunteers via our Volunteer Referral Desk.
Monthly Introduction to Volunteering sessions, connecting organisations to volunteers.
Quarterly Network Meetings for volunteer organisations to help them grow and learn and connect.