You can make a difference in the community
Put simply, volunteering means giving your time for the common good without financial gain. Yet in reality, it means so much more.
You’re making a positive difference in the lives of so many people. Whether you’re fighting bushfires or caring for our parklands, coaching the local sports team or delivering meals for the elderly, the work you do has a big impact.
When you consider that volunteering is a $5 billion industry, you come to realise you’re part of something big. Very big.
The benefits really stack up
- Make a difference to the lives of others
- Support a cause that you are passionate about
- Give something back
- Help others less fortunate
- Help the environment
- Feel valued and part of a team
- Spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle
- Gain confidence and self-esteem
- Gain or develop new skills, knowledge and experience
- Improve employment prospects
- Meet new people and make new friends
Volunteering is whatever you make it
Short term, long term or a one off project, the choice is yours. Some volunteering opportunities come about completely by chance – as random acts of kindness, perhaps. It may draw on a particular skill you have – a passion that burns within you. Some volunteering position will come with well structured requirements, whether it be a regular coaching commitment or emergency services role, while others are more flexible. Above all it must be enjoyable.
Learn about volunteering in Australia – available in different languages
Watch the short videos below to hear about what you can do as a volunteer, why you should volunteer and how you can find a volunteer role.