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New year, new ways to volunteer

New year, new ways to volunteer

Take a big deep breath out. 2020 has turned its final page and a new year is upon us.

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Getting Started

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Considering volunteering? You can do it safely

Considering volunteering? You can do it safely

During these precarious times, there is a need to protect both our most vulnerable citizens and volunteers. The good news is, organisations in Australia are obliged to engage their volunteers within a framework of good practice principles.

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Tips to help you volunteer during COVID-19

Tips to help you volunteer during COVID-19

Is your isolation routine starting to feel a bit like Ground Hog Day? If so, you are not alone!

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The qualities and skills that will help you be a great volunteer

The qualities and skills that will help you be a great volunteer

Worried or unsure about what you have to offer as a volunteer? The good news is that most community organisations are looking for skills that you already have.

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Why Volunteer?

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How to make your passion your job

This video touches on the story of Jesse - the founder of St Kilda Mum’s. Jesse turned her passion for helping less fortunate families into a paid role.

How volunteering can help your career

You volunteer because you love it. But guess what? You’re also building up career brownie points every time you give your time to a good cause.

How volunteering can positively impact your kids

Do you want to spend quality time together as a family? Why not volunteer to help others? Volunteering as a family can be very rewarding and at the same time give back to the community.

Be Inspired

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Get your board career started

Get your board career started

It’s an idea that percolates in the back of your mind: one day, somehow, you would like to join a board of directors. You’re not quite sure how to get there, but you feel that you could use your skills to positively contribute to an organisation as a board member.

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Sharing your creative talents through volunteering

Sharing your creative talents through volunteering

Whilst we may not all be able to write songs like David Bowie or paint like Picasso, at some level, we are all creative. It might be as simple as a knack for capturing the perfect photograph, a flair for flowers, your prowess in the kitchen or perhaps you just have an innate ability to look at things in new and unorthodox ways.

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How volunteering experience helped these students secure their dream jobs

How volunteering experience helped these students secure their dream jobs

Competition in the workforce is tough, and we are having to work harder than ever to differentiate ourselves and attract the attention of recruiters and employers.

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