Nominations for the 2017 Volunteer of the Year Awards are now open!

kristy Homepage News, Volunteer News

The 2017 Volunteer of the Year Awards are held in partnership with the City of Greater Geraldton and aim to celebrate and recognise the different types of volunteering that occurs in our community. The Awards are a meaningful way to celebrate the valuable contribution of the many volunteers, organisations and events that make a difference to our community. Nominations are …


Volunteer Manager Self-Care Workshop

kristy Volunteer News, Workshops

To celebrate International Volunteer Managers Day, we invite all individuals who recruit, support, train and manage Volunteers to attend this free “self-care” workshop plus a little self-indulgence time afterwards. When:  Monday, 6th November at 9.30am Where:  Mary Ryan Centre, 1 Maitland Street, Geraldton. Our very own Sandra Russet-Silk, will be presenting an interactive 2 hour workshop on: What is self-care how to practise …


National Volunteer Week 2017 wrap-up

kristy Homepage News, Volunteer News

In partnership with the City of Greater Geraldton and the Centacare Family Services counselling team, 3 personal and professional workshops were offered  to the community as well as a Film, Wine & Cheese Evening held at the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery during National Volunteer Week 2017. Over 60 individuals enjoyed the workshops and the Film, Wine & Cheese Evening. With …

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FREE Volunteer Recruitment and Referral Service

kristy Homepage News, Volunteer News

DID YOU KNOW THAT CENTACARES’ COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER SERVICE RECRUITS AND REFERS VOLUNTEERS FOR FREE?!! We are always looking for more non-for-profit, community groups and organisations to register with us FOR FREE so that we can promote available volunteer roles, recruit prospective volunteers, complete basic volunteer awareness training and refer suitable volunteers. All registered members receive up-to-date information and resources regarding all …

Cate Bye

Volunteer Profile – Cate Bye

kristy Volunteer News, Volunteer Stories

We met Cate over a year ago when she was the very first person to express an interest in our Family Support Centre. Cate hadn’t been in Geraldton very long and was already keen to get to know her new community and the people who live here. Cate has become an integral part of our volunteer team out at the …


Arthur “Sharkey” Ryan

kristy Volunteer News, Volunteer Stories

PCYC and Arthur “Sharkey” Ryan both turn 73 this year. Coincidence?  For those of you who know Sharkey, understand that PCYC has been a big part of his life. An understatement?  Perhaps. Sharkey Ryan won our Lifetime Volunteer of the Year Award at our Thank a Volunteer Day event on 5 December. As I called out his name and he …