Volunteers give their skills, life experience, time and expertise to the community. They provide much-needed community services that have a positive impact on the lives of the people they help.
Volunteering is a great way to make new friends, stay active, learn new skills and involve yourself in your community.
But don't take our word for it, listen to the stories of some local volunteers to find out more about the rewards and benefits of volunteering:
- Alissa Holton from the Foundation for Young Australians talks about the advantages of young people volunteering.
- Jasmine Fowler talks about volunteering at Villa Maria and working with children with disabilities.
- Bertrand Salmi shares his experience of volunteering with Conservation Volunteers Australia.
- Annette Ward talks about her experience of volunteering in a hospital emergency department at Eastern Health.