With 26 per cent of residents giving their time, Boroondara has one of the strongest rates of volunteering in Melbourne.
Wedding and lifestyle photographer Brandon Kim was inspired to make a difference closer to home by offering to volunteer his skills through the
Boroondara Volunteer Skills Bank.
The Volunteer Skills Bank aligns skilled individuals with suitable projects and roles within community organisations, so they can offer their expertise for the benefit of others.
The Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre was able to match Brandon with the Epilepsy Foundation in Surrey Hills, an organisation that is close to his heart.
“My uncle developed epilepsy, so I was very familiar with it,” Brandon said.
“I thought I could use my skills to contribute to one of the leading epilepsy organisations in Australia, which provides valuable support for both individuals and families.”
Brandon has now been volunteering with the Epilepsy Foundation for over a year, using his skills to create content that captures the emotion and stories behind epilepsy, helping to generate awareness about the condition.
Brandon has thoroughly enjoyed his first volunteering role and he is looking forward to future opportunities.
“It is a very rewarding thing you can do in your daily life, and eventually, you will contribute to changing the whole world with a warm heart and energy,” Brandon said.
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Brandon’s story is one in a collection of 12 that make up the Volunteers of Boroondara campaign, highlighting the unique contribution volunteers make to our community. If you’ve ever considered volunteering, be inspired by each story and learn how you can get involved today. Visit Volunteers of Boroondara to read their stories.