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Your guide to finding the right volunteer opportunity.

This National Volunteer Week, we shine a spotlight on landing a job using volunteer experience. Recent research uncovered that a third of volunteers have landed a job using their volunteer experience. Over half of these volunteers signalled that including volunteer experience on their resume was useful.

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3 different ways to enrich your year ahead

With the year well underway, it’s time to think about how you’re going to make this year better than the last.

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Ways you can volunteer with your family and friends this summer

With end of year holidays and summer fast approaching, it’s time to get planning. You may have some time to yourself that you’re looking to fill in an enriching and productive way or perhaps you are racking your brain for new and interesting activities to do with friends and family.

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Where your help is most needed during the cost of living crisis

More Aussies than ever are needing help during the current cost of living crisis, with 3.3 million people living in poverty today. Volunteers are desperately needed across a variety of hardship relief organisations to support those seeking help.

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What to expect when you apply for a volunteering role

When you first decide to volunteer, the anticipation can be exciting. You’ve found some capacity in your life and volunteering is how you have decided to use this time. You’re feeling proud of yourself and ready for the opportunity to help others.

Raising a toast to you on International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day is a United Nations recognised occasion, occurring every year on December 5th. It offers us an opportunity to reflect on all the amazing volunteer work being done in our communities, as well as shed light on some causes that still need a helping hand.

Introverted and wanting to volunteer? Here’s how

Think volunteering is off the table just because you’re an introvert? It doesn’t have to be. Introverts possess an array of unique skills and aptitudes (some that you may not even be aware of yourself) that fit perfectly into the volunteering landscape.?

The top 10 most in-demand volunteer roles

With the rising cost of living, individuals and families are leaning on community services more than ever before. In many instances, the only way organsations can meet the increased demand for their services is through the help of volunteers.

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Land a job with your volunteer experience

This National Volunteer Week, we shine a spotlight on landing a job using volunteer experience. Recent research uncovered that a third of volunteers have landed a job using their volunteer experience. Over half of these volunteers signalled that including volunteer experience on their resume was useful.

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4 industries where volunteering can help you land your next job

We’re all familiar with this classic job-hunting conundrum - every job requires you to have work experience, but you won’t be able to gain this work experience unless you can land a job!

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How volunteering can be flexible and remote

Villi Omanovic works a 40-hour week as a Business Banker at ANZ. Yet despite the long hours, he is passionate about his volunteer position, where he mentors people in digital literacy over video calls from his office.

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