Resources for volunteering
Volunteering brings people together, builds communities and creates positive social change. It is an opportunity for individuals and organisations to make a real difference in their communities.
Organisations that utilise volunteers can expect:
- Increased productivity
- Lower operating costs
- Improved community engagement
There are many benefits to volunteering:
- Good feelings and improved mental health
- Learning new skills
- Making new friends
- Gaining a sense of purpose
- Building confidence
- Administration and clerical support
- Social media
- Community transport driving
- Social support
The Centre for Volunteering is the peak NSW body promoting and supporting volunteering and community participation. Their website contains many resources for people who would like to volunteer, and for organisations that would like to work with them.
Seek Volunteer is Australia’s largest online source of volunteer opportunities. It is a great place to advertise your volunteering needs, recruit volunteers and find volunteering opportunities.
This downloadable pdf provided by Seek Volunteer explains how to write a great volunteer recruitment advert.
NSW Government’s NSW volunteering strategy 2020-30, outlining it’s approach to supporting volunteerism throughout the state.
This is our Volunteering Northern Rivers page on Seek Volunteering.
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