If you’re thinking about volunteering, it can help to understand more about the impact you can have. Volunteers help to deliver critical services to our community that wouldn’t otherwise be delivered. You could be helping someone live a safer, more productive and happier life. For some of our older members of the community, Volunteers can help them retain their independance for longer. Here's an example from Vision Australia.
Advice & Tips
Keen to make a difference through volunteering, but too busy to make the commitment? You may be surprised at how much you can help, regardless of how little time you have on offer.
Mel, like many of us, leads a busy life, but still finds the time to give back to the community.
It’s well known that volunteering is good for your health, your community, and can even help land you a job. But to get the most out of volunteering, you need to find the right fit.
Here’s how to find (and land) a gig that helps you give back; in a role you’ll find rewarding.
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.
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.
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.
Being a volunteer isn’t just about giving. You can get a lot back in return from being involved in such an event - both personally and professionally.
Berry Street asked me if I (along with a small team from ANZ) could assist them with an external review of this process to help inform them whether they were on the right track.
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.
Every year at SEEK we are provided with a volunteer day where we can leave the office and choose to volunteer with an organisation of our choice. Last year, my team chose to volunteer as a group at the Royal Children's Hospital in the cancer ward.
I first started volunteering at the Centre when my children left home and I had retired. The initial decision was made because it was so close to home, but now it has become an integral part of my week.
Watch how Nat turned volunteering into a career and worked at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.