Victoria ALIVE Project - “Ability, Links, Inclusive, Volunteering, Everyday”.
Victoria ALIVE or Ability – Links – Inclusive – Volunteering – Everyday, is an inspiring new project that will help people with a disability to participate in the Victorian volunteering community.
"Many fantastic volunteering organisations can use a little help to be more accessible and inclusive of people with a disability." - Mark Glascone, Career Counsellor for people with disabilities.
The project will run from October 2018 to September 2019. Victoria ALIVE will undertake research to better understand the barriers that can hold back people with disability from both volunteering and leading volunteer organisations.
“Together, the project team will develop resources tailor-made for volunteer-involving organisations in the community sector to equip organisations and volunteer managers with the tools they need to meet the highest standards of inclusiveness. And we will highlight the best examples of inclusive volunteering through social media” adds Nicole Battle, Chief Executive Officer of Neighbourhood Houses Victoria.
The Victoria ALIVE project will be delivered with people with lived experience with disability.
“It is important for people with lived experience to be leading the way in our communities and we are excited about the possibilities to change lives that this project presents”, says Scott Miller, Chief Executive of Volunteering Victoria.
The project is being delivered in partnership with Volunteering Victoria and Neighbourhood Houses Victoria with the support of the Victorian Government. The project management office is hosted by Volunteering Victoria. A series of activities will be run and materials developed in consultation with volunteering and community organisations including the Neighbourhood Houses and Men’s Sheds.