Make It Count
This articles touches on how volunteering can help you gain new skills and experience, build networks with people and the positive impact it can have on your CV.
This video touches on the story of Jesse - the founder of St Kilda Mums. Jessie turned her passion for helping less fortunate families into a paid role.
In the early stages of your career you might be a little unsure around what you are truly passionate about. Volunteering is a great way to test the waters with different roles and industries to help you determine what is right for you.
This video tells the story of Mel who volunteers for beach patrol. Mel, like many of us, leads a busy life, but still finds the time to give back to the community. This video touches on why Mel volunteers and the benefits she receives from it.
Chances are if you have kids, you are also short on time. Time is the biggest barrier for individuals to volunteering. So why not consider volunteering with your kids? There are heaps of benefits for your kids such as encouraging them to think of others and giving back to the community.
If you are unable to gain new skills in your current job, you should consider volunteering as an alternate means to gain new skills to help you get ahead and build your experience.
This video tells the story of Michael who worked in insurance for 13 years. Michael then went on to follow his passion and is now the manager of Open Heart International.
This video tells the story of Simon who applies his web development skills at Street Smart Australia by helping them keep their websites running.
There are lots of different volunteering roles available. As a result, it can sometimes be difficult identifying what is your fit. This article touches on how to determine what type of volunteering role is most suitable to you.
This video touches on how Carl Walsh applies the skills and experience he has gained in his professional career to his volunteering role as Chairman of the Special Olympics.