GreatConnections Membership Application
GreatConnections helps to build a better Victoria by mobilising skilled and experienced volunteers to support community organisations and leaders.
GreatConnections can source skilled, transformative volunteers to support your organisation and your members in three important areas:
- Board, Council and Committee members
- Mentors for staff and community leaders
- Specialist support in areas such as business planning, governance, strategic planning, communications, and marketing
We have been delivering transformational projects for 25 years, linking the experience of Leadership Victoria alumni, graduates and volunteers with the needs of not-for-profit and community organisations.
Central to our approach are our Client Managers, who offer a personalised service to member organisations by helping to scope projects and identifying a volunteer with the right skills and experience.
Are we right for your needs?
GreatConnections engage in activities which are set to transform your organisation, to help you progress towards your mission or take place at a strategic level to build capacity and/or capability in a specific area.
If you are looking for regular office support or assistance for a one-off technical task like building a new website, we may not be the right option for you.
GreatConnections offers two levels of fee-based membership to not-for-profit and community organisations, Full and Associate.
All members receive the following benefits:
- A regular digest of information about issues affecting non-profit organisations
- Acknowledgement of their participation on the Leadership Victoria website
- Exclusive invitations and concessional offers to special NFP-focused Leadership Victoria events and programs
Further benefits for Associate members:
- Access to website-only Board Member requests, not facilitated by a Client Manager.
Further benefits for Full members:
- Support for activity development
- Personalised matching of skilled volunteers to projects, including organisational capacity building, mentoring for staff and board placements
Full or Associate Membership?
Full members are allocated a volunteer Client Manager upon joining GreatConnections, and are able to identify a number of projects suitable for volunteer support.
If you are looking for two or more board members, mentoring for staff or volunteers, or some specialist volunteer support, this is the membership for you.
Associate members are able to advertise board positions on the Leadership Victoria website – this membership is best suited to organisations who are seeking a single board member.
If would like to apply for GreatConnections membership, please respond to the questions below.
If you would like more information, please contact Leadership Victoria on 03 9651 6590.
Have you had contact with GreatConnections before?
We are new to GreatConnections
We have held membership in the past and are now seeking to rejoin.
This registration form can be saved and completed over a period of 14 days.
How did you hear about GreatConnections?
Division / Department
A mobile or land line is required
Address Line 2
State / Province / Region
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Arab Emirates
Papua New Guinea
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Sao Tome and Principe
United Republic of Tanzania
Country / Region
Not for Profit
Local/State Government Authority
Main areas of work
Arts / Entertainment / Tourism
Refugee and asylum seekers
Children and Families
Accounting / Banking / Finance
CSR corporate social responsibility
Education and training
HR and Employment services
Environment, sustainability and conservation
FairTrade, Organic and Eco-Retail
Health care services
Heritage / Museums
Homelessness and housing
Hospitality / Events
I.T. and Communication Technology
International aid and development
Human rights and social justice
Media Public relations
Men’s organisations and issues
Multicultural issues / organisations
Regional Development / Rural issues
Social work / Welfare
Sport / Recreation
Trades / Manufacturing / Machinery
Unions and Workers Rights
Women's organisations and services
You can select more than one area of work.
Please tell us about your organisation, including your vision and mission.
200 words max
Please describe why you are applying for GreatConnections membership, including any specific or immediate needs for assistance.
100 words max
Will you be the key contact regarding any volunteer projects?
No, a colleague will be the key contact
Key Contact Name
Position in organisation
Key Contact Phone
Key Contact Mobile
Key Contact Email
Please submit one of the following (required):
Upload a copy of your most recent annual report
Your organisation's annual revenue
Sourced from the most recent audited annual financial report.
Provide a link to your annual report on your website
New and renewing organisations can join GreatConnections as an Associate or a Full Member. Associate Members can choose to upgrade their membership at any time.
Select your level of GreatConnections Membership:
Inclusive of GST
$330 - organisations with annual revenue under $250,000
$550 - organisations with annual revenue above $250k, up to $1.5M
$880 - organisations with annual revenue above $1.5M
Inclusive of GST
Nominate your Membership Account Password
Access will be provided to the LV website within 3 working days of payment. Your username will be the email address of your key contact.
Are you volunteer ready?
Once a GreatConnections volunteer commences working with your organisation on an activity, they join your organisation as a volunteer for the duration of the activity.
If you are yet to develop a volunteer management framework, we recommend you review the recently released National Standards for Volunteer Involvement available at the Volunteering Australia website.
We require that you have appropriate insurance to cover volunteer activity - please submit evidence of this policy below. Submission of the relevant policy information is required and membership cannot progress without this documentation.
Do you have Volunteer Policies and Procedures currently in place?
GC recommends organisations engaging with volunteers have a Volunteer Management Framework but it is not a requirement of membership.
Upload a scan of your current Public Liability and Indemnity Insurance Certificate/Policy.
Required for Full Members. Please ensure that volunteers are specified as covered in your accident, liability and indemnity policies.
Upload a scan of your current Directors' Insurance Certificate/Policy.
Required for Associate Members. Full Members will be asked to submit on the occasion of posting a Board position request.
Do you have a Volunteer Induction Procedure, including a volunteer agreement?
Not a requirement of membership.
Do you have a Volunteer Recognition Policy/Procedure, including a volunteer agreement?
Not a requirement of membership.
Will you require volunteers placed with you to undergo a Police/WWC Check?
All GC volunteers are vetted by interviews; however, any security checks required are the responsibility of member organisations.
I have read and accepted the GreatConnections Terms & Conditions
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