This is a example of just some of the ways we have came together as a community to help others in need:
We got together as a community and donated to the Werribee housing for people in need. We were so proud of the achievements and even made it to the local paper.
Rafael wanted birthday cards for his 10th Birthday. One of our educators decided to be involved in this card-a-thon. Rafael received cards from all over the world even from our prime minister. What a fantastic effort for all involved. There were in total over 10,000 cards received.
#1: You make a difference.
Every person counts.
#2: Volunteering encourages responsibility.
Community service and volunteeringare an investment in our community and the people who residein it.
#3: You get a chance to give back.
People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.
#4: You learn a lot.
Volunteers learn things like these:
- Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.
- Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.
- Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.
#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.
As a volunteer you help:
- Improve schools (Tutoring, Literacy)
- Support families (Daycare and Aged care)
- Support youth (Mentoring and After-school programs)
- Beautify the community (Beach, Schoolsand park cleanups)
#6: It promotes personal growth and self esteem.
Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.
#7: It brings people together.
As a volunteer you assist in:
- Building Trust, loyalty and teamwork.
- Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work towards a common goal.
#8: Volunteers gain professional experience.
This could lead into future employment if wanting.
#9: It saves resources.
Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.
#10: It's good for you.
Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:
- Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one's fate, strengthen the immune system.
- Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.