Centre for Participation is launched in Horsham
Volunteering, learning opportunities and community support programs under the one roof as “Centre for Participation” is launched in Horsham
Volunteering Western Victoria (VWV) and the Wimmera HUB have joined under one name.
“Centre for Participation” encompasses the essence of the new entity and provides scope for growth as the organisation evolves. It further positions the organisation as a regional leader.
Using a general term such as “participation” serves to link all the different offerings of the organisation and ways that people can participate. It provides an opportunity to draw together the organisation’s four key pillars: community, volunteering, learning, partnerships.
The overarching question that framed the rebranding process was: “How do we create new pathways to participation in the Wimmera region?”
The role and values of the new organisation became a focal point, likewise programs and activities, a new name, logo/s and website/s, organisation messaging and a communication strategy. The VWV and HUB leadership drove the process and the new name was presented at a special general meeting in July 2016. It was unanimously endorsed by members.
CEO Julie Pettett said: “The joining of both organisations creates new and exciting opportunities to strengthen participants.”
For further details on how the Centre for Participation changes lives and communities through local opportunities in learning, volunteering, community support and partnerships contact us.