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Your guide to finding the right volunteer opportunity.

Career

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.

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.

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.

Benefits of volunteering

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.

How volunteering can help you identify your true passion

If you’ve forgotten what your true passion is, or don’t yet know, volunteer to open your eyes. Volunteering lets you try out new skills or develop ones you already have, and help you find out what you’re really passionate about.

How volunteering can help you gain new skills

Are you looking for a new direction in your work life? Do you feel like you need to make that next step? Sometimes you need a little extra something to get over that next hurdle. The answer could come from volunteering.

When sport event volunteering pays off

A love of athletics inspired Natalie to volunteer at major sporting events around the world. This lead her to a dream job working at the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

Aligning personal values with paid employment

This video tells the story of Michael, who worked for the same insurance company for 13 years, until he realised it was possible to marry employment with making a difference to people in need as the manager of Open Heart International.

How volunteering can advance your career

If volunteering specifically to advance your career had a name, we’d call it ‘voluncareering’.

How to make volunteering work for you (at any stage of your career)

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.

How to find your volunteering fit

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.