COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

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.

 

Werribee Housing - Local Newspaper Article

 

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.

Rafaels big birthday card - Newspaper Article

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#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.