The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.

Nelson Henderson

Welcome to Volunteer for Knox News

Registered Volunteers
Summer 2020 

Goodbye 2020!

As we near the end of 2020, we may all be having some mixed feelings... relief, exhaustion and finally time to rejuvenate over the Christmas holiday season.
The pandemic has forced us all to re-think the way we work and also operate with a highly reduced number of volunteers.
This year for many it meant working and volunteering from home with our only connection with the outside world being via Zoom and other online platforms.
But I’m sure many of us have learned some new skills this year but the constant pressure of reinventing and multi-tasking can cause eventual burnout.
But moving into 2021 the New Year looks a lot brighter and we can start planning again.
We would like to take this opportunity to warmly thank all our registered volunteers once again for their selfless service to the Knox community.
We can report that over the past 12 months our volunteers contributed 68000 hours of service in our community. The economic contribution is worth just over $2 million.
If you know someone that wants to volunteer, please tell them to email us at can search for new positions on our website.


Not everyone is a natural at administration, “tech stuff”, supervision and leadership, but you can always learn and upskill! Start building on your skills and your volunteer team skills by enrolling in one of Volunteer for Knox training sessions. Click here to take a look at our Term 1 Training calendar:

Volunteering Victoria's

State of Volunteering Report

There are 2.3 million (or 42.1% of) Victorians over 15 years of age who volunteer in Victoria.
This report showcases the characteristics of volunteers, volunteering and volunteer-involving organisations (VIOs), and applies the cost-benefit methodology to describe the social, cultural and economic value of volunteering in Victoria.
This includes people who volunteer formally with organisations and those that do not have an affiliation with an organisation but contribute informally to their communities. Volunteers contribute on average 223.9 hours a year or 4.3 hours every week with their fellow Victorians.

The Value of Volunteering in Victoria in 2019

  • $58.1 billion
  • 2.3 million volunteers
  • 19.4 billion: labour equivalent
  • 8.2 billion: contribution to GSP
To read more click here:

Westfield Knox

New Community Space

We have some fabulous news for you. We now have a new community space at Westfield Knox to promote volunteering opportunities and community organisations...that fits 20 people.  Special thanks to Westfield Knox for providing the premises. The shop is situated outside Myer on the lower level. There will be Covid rules, sanitising and a sign in book when using and practicing social distancing of course.
To find out more about the community space please contact Sally Dusting-Laird on 0429968822 or email

Merry Xmas and a Happy 2021!

Thank you for registering with Volunteer for Knox.
Our office will be closed from December 23 until January 11.

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Thank you for registering with Volunteer for Knox. 
Volunteer for Knox Co-ordinators Sally Dusting-Laird & Leanne Conway
M: 0429968822

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