Bendigo volunteer organisations have received $63,830 from the Federal Government's volunteer grants program.
Seventeen organisations across the electorate will share in between $1200 and $5000.
The funding announcement coincides with National Volunteer Week.
Bendigo Animal Welfare and Community Services is set to receive $4200.
BAWCS president Debbie Edwards said the organisation is predominately volunteer run and the grant will help attract more volunteers.
"The grant is going to support fuel costs," Ms Edwards said.
"We do outreach pet visits and a lot of our services are external to our main property."
"This can become quite expensive and we typically have limited funds for fuel support."
Golden Dragon Museum chief executive Hugo Leschen said its $3480 grant will be used for a volunteer drive.
"The museum has many volunteers, including almost 20 volunteers helping out at the front desk and in the museum itself," Mr Leschen said.
"This grant will help recruit and train volunteers."
The Golden Dragon Museum, gardens and temple is currently closed to visitors and volunteers.
Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson said the work of volunteers may be unpaid but it is not unrecognised.
"Their contributions are vital to ensuring we continue to support families, provide employment pathways for young people and strengthen community resilience," Ms Henderson said.
Bendigo Foodshare, Eaglehawk Community House and Maldon Folk Festival are among those to receive funding.
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