ConnectGV

Mission

ConnectGV’s mission is to continuously develop, co-ordinate and strengthen service options which connect people with disabilities to their local community.

Purpose

ConnectGV provide individualised options for local people with a disability and their families to ensure their goals and dreams can be achieved. The organisation has grown and evolved over the years to be the largest disability service within the Goulburn Valley that offers Day Options, Employment Options, Accommodation Options and Outreach Services. ConnectGV's vision is for a fully inclusive community and to that end it seeks partnerships that allow it to offer many of these options within the local community.

ConnectGV also owns and operates a number of Social Enterprises, namely Billabong Garden Complex, Billabong Sweets and Treats, Flower Power flower deliveries and the management of the canteen at Mooroopna Primary School. These businesses not only provide quality products and services to the local community, they provide valuable paid employment and training options for people with a disability.

Volunteer Purpose

Volunteers provide support to ConnectGV staff within the various programs or at events. Volunteers assist with the planned activities or may be invited to host an activity if they have a special talent that they would like to share, for example this may be in the areas of music, art, craft or sport among others.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

ConnectGV welcomes the support of volunteers across the various options offered including day, employment, residential and outreach. Volunteers may have a particular area of expertise or talent that they would like to share with clients with a disability, or simply have some spare time to assist in programs or with particular events.

ConnectGV would like to hear from anyone who may be able volunteer an hour or two each week or an hour or two each month; or from community minded businesses that have a corporate volunteer program.

Coordination Of Volunteers

A registration of interest to volunteer form can be obtained from ConnectGV at 12 Bowenhall Street, Shepparton or call 5821 2466 for this information to be posted to you. All volunteers will be required to undergo a police check prior to commencing at ConnectGV.  Police check forms can be obtained from ConnectGV and will be submitted by ConnectGV at no cost to the potential volunteer. Volunteers are provided with the relevant in-program training and orientation. For more information please contact ConnectGV’s volunteer co-ordinator, Anthony Putt, ConnectGV People, Performance and Culture Manager on 58212466