Volunteering Australia www.volunteeringaustralia.org formally defines 'volunteering' as:

  • being of benefit to the community and the volunteer
  • of the volunteer's own free will and without coercion
  • for no financial payment, and
  • in designated volunteer positions only

 Volunteer work is based on free choice ... you freely making a commitment to use your time and energy for the good of others.

  • Mostly because you genuinely want to help others
  • To use your own experiences to help others
  • To build up confidence, experience and skills
  • Improve employability
  • Investigate possible career opportunities
  • Meet other like minded people and make new friends
  • Use your spare time in a satisfying way
  • To give back to the community in which you live
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