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Your guide to finding the right volunteer opportunity.

It takes less than you think to make a real difference

Think you need special skills to volunteer? You don’t need to have any qualifications or unique experience to offer care and compassion to people in need; nor do you need to have any specific cause or passion in mind

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It takes less than you think to make a real difference

Think you need special skills to volunteer? You don’t need to have any qualifications or unique experience to offer care and compassion to people in need; nor do you need to have any specific cause or passion in mind

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How you can volunteer this International Women’s Day

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second American Supreme Court Justice who fought for women’s rights and gender equality throughout her career in law once said, “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you."

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How the St Kilda Mums co-founder is turning goods into gold

St Kilda Mums is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisation that collects, sorts and redistributes essential nursery equipment, clothing, books and toys to families in need. Their work saves the earth’s precious resources by joining with support agencies throughout Melbourne to pass on used material goods from families with young children, giving items a new life and disadvantaged families much-needed material assistance.

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The value of reconnecting and what it could look like for you

It’s been over a year since our country catapulted into a procession of droughts, bushfires, flooding and the global pandemic. Amidst these disasters, almost six million volunteers dedicated over 600 million hours to help others

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.

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.

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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Finding the right Corporate Volunteering opportunity

If you’re an employee of a company that offers a corporate volunteering program, but are stuck on how you should spend your day of volunteering, we’re here to guide you.

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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.

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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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