Opportunities to volunteer both in Australia and overseas are boundless and you may even learn something new along the way. If you're keen but not sure where to start, these organisations can give you an idea of what's involved and what's available.
YOURLifeChoices member Barbara is taking a trip to India and is keen to volunteer while she's there. It takes more than just turning up and some careful planning and consideration must be taken before heading off.
Whether you’re still working part-time and have some free time or have finished work altogether but still have skills to pass on, there are youth mentoring programs around Australia crying out for your experience.
Did you know that 34 per cent of the adult population in Australia contribute more than 700 million hours each year volunteering? Being generous with your time can be a great way to get out of the house and meet new people.
If you are receiving Centrelink benefits volunteering can be a great alternative to paid work. Volunteering often won’t affect your payments, however it is important to find out if there are restrictions on the number of hours per week you can volunteer.
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