Being a volunteer has lots of benefits. It can bring meaning and purpose to your life, while increasing your self-esteem and wellbeing. Volunteering can also relieve stress, and alleviate symptoms of depression. As well as having a positive impact on your community, volunteering can improve your relationships.
Volunteering is spending time willingly to help someone else without being paid. It can be formal or informal. Informal volunteering includes helping friends and family with things like babysitting, home repairs or caring. Formal volunteering usually takes place through a charity or other not-for-profit or community organisation.
What do you hope to get out of volunteering?
Volunteering can be very meaningful and enjoyable, and in turn may be good for your mental health and wellbeing.
give you a sense of achievement and purpose
help you feel part of a community
help you feel better about yourself by improving your self-esteem and confidence
help you share your talents, learn new skills and create a better work-life balance
help you meet new people, which can help you feel more connected and valued
Social benefits of volunteering
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and build healthy relationships. It strengthens your ties to the community and exposes you to people with similar interests.
Volunteering also gives you the opportunity to practise and develop your social skills.
Because volunteering keeps you in regular contact with others, it can also help you develop a solid support base. As well as helping to protect you against stress and depression, volunteering can help with mental health recovery.
Whatever the motivation our volunteers are an invaluable part of the organisation and their contribution enriches the lives of our residents, clients and participants.
How do I register
Please email or phone our Community Engagement Officer, who will send an information pack.
Please note that you will also be required to:
Complete a Police Check
Complete a Working With Children Check
Submit three referees
Complete Induction training
Once you have satisfactorily completed all the requirements, you will be officially on our Volunteer Program and work together for a healthy community.