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5 Reasons To Consider Volunteering

by BecSorby (follow)
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Have you ever thought about becoming a volunteer? Perhaps itís something youíre interested in, but donít know where to volunteer, or you feel you donít have a lot of time to spare. Volunteering can mean putting in as much or as little time as you can manage, and there are plenty of organisations across Perth who are always looking for people to help out, and in some cases you can even get the kids involved too! Here are five reasons to consider becoming a volunteer.



Lets you get involved with a cause you care about

Volunteering is a fantastic way to connect with an organisation or cause you are passionate about or want to get more involved in. Perhaps youíd like to help sick or injured animals, or want to help the elderly in some way. Maybe you have a medical condition and want to help raise awareness about it, or perhaps you just enjoy helping others and want to do more for your community.

You can put your hand up to volunteer with heaps of non-profit organisations or groups throughout Perth. If youíve got a rough idea of what your are interested in, see the Volunteering WA website, in which you can search for volunteer positions by interest or area.



It doesnít have to be a big commitment

You donít have to give up your entire week to make a difference. For example, there is a Perth Facebook group dedicated to organising for mums and their babies to visit local nursing homes. Thatís a great way to volunteer an hour or so of your week, fortnight or month and it can really brighten the residentsí day. You can volunteer for the school P&C, give some time to the school canteen, the footy club canteen, cut the oranges for half time, jiggle a money tin for your favourite charity, hand out cups of water at a fun run...there truly are an endless number of jobs and tasks to be done!



Itís a good way to ease back into the workforce

If youíve had a long period of time out of the workforce, which is especially common among stay at home mums looking to return to work, volunteering can be a good step towards paid employment. Volunteering is a great way to build confidence, gain some up-to-date and relevant skills and brush up on your knowledge of the industry. Alternatively, if youíve got teenagers in the family who are nearing the end of school, they might want to look into volunteering before finding paid employment and it looks great on their resume.

You can meet new people

In some situations parents are required to give up a few hours of their time when they join a group or organisation. When you join a playgroup, for example, you are usually asked to volunteer a few hours here and there with fundraising events, while joining a toy library often involves helping to run the library. This is a fantastic way to meet new people in your area and build friendships and a support network.



Itís a great way to give back to the community

So many non-profit organisations simply donít have huge budgets for the day-to-day running of their groups, so they need volunteers to get involved and help out in anyway they can. You can volunteer at your childís school fundraiser, hand out pamphlets at a community event or meeting, walk dogs at an animal welfare centre, become a surf lifesaverÖ.the possibilities are truly endless! You just have to find an organisation you are interested in or passionate about.

For more information about volunteering in your area, see the Volunteering WA website.

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