Organisations to help you

Connecting Up
Connecting Up works to strengthen the not for profit and community sector by providing a variety of information, products, resources and programs including:

·         Technology donations and discounts for not for profits
·         Directory Services
·         Events and training

DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services)
Victorian State Government department responsible for neighbourhood houses

Further Education and Training (includes ACFE and Learn Local)

Info X Change
Infoxchange Australia is a not-for-profit community organisation that delivers technology for social justice. We work to strengthen communities and organisations, using information technology as the primary tool to create positive social change.

Jobs Australia
Jobs Australia is the national peak body for nonprofit organisations that assist unemployed people to get and keep jobs. The network helps members to make the most effective use of their resources to promote the need for services and support that will help unemployed people to participate fully in society.

Open Shed
Open Shed is a website that matches people’s unused tools and belongings to others who need them. It’s based on a movement called collaborative consumption, which is about people sharing goods and services. You can hire out items you only use periodically like sewing machines and ladders or borrow items that you only need for one off events like punch bowls and ski gear

 

Our Community
Our Community is a social enterprise that  provides advice and tools for Australia'snot-for-profit community groups and state, private and independent schools, as well as practical linkages between the community sector and the general public, business and government.

Justice Connect
Justice Connect is a specialist legal service set up to provide free and low-cost legal assistance to not-for-profit community organisations and to advocate on their behalf. They provide acces to justice through pro bono legal work. 

 

Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS) 

The peak organisation of the non-government social and community services sector, raising awareness of and working to reduce poverty and inequality in Victoria

 Volunteer West
Volunteer West works across the western metropolitan region of Melbourne, matching volunteers with volunteer opportunities. Organisations registered with Volunteer West can advertise volunteer vacancies on their database, and receive volunteer referrals.