If you watch documentaries or news reports and are motivated to help change the world for the better, you may be wondering how to volunteer. Community connection and the desire to help others by volunteering has been a part of the Australian psyche for decades. With so many organisations and charities to choose from, it can be hard to know how to volunteer.
From a few hours a week, to a day or two a month, the social benefits of volunteering have been highlighted by Health Direct* and include:
- Meeting new people with similar interests while building healthy relationships
- Strengthening ties to your community
- A good opportunity to practise and develop your social skills
- Staying connected with others
- Protecting you against depression, stress and anxiety.
Tips on How To Volunteer
When you’re researching how can I volunteer, it’s important the charity or organisation holds similar values and beliefs to you. With nearly 100 years of experience, Save the Children provides lifesaving emergency response and aid programs in Australia and overseas. Working in conjunction with our team of close to 1,000 employees, our volunteers work to positively change the lives of children and their families in Australia and overseas.
To become a volunteer, you need to consent to a national and/or international police check and comply with the Child Protection Code of Conduct when working with children or young people.
How Can You Volunteer?
Our dedicated and hardworking volunteers come from different backgrounds and range from 18 to 85 years old. The benefits of volunteering with us include:
- Being part of a team of Australia’s largest development and aid agency.
- Contributing to vulnerable communities in Australia and overseas.
Explore how do I volunteer.
*Health Direct, 2019; https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/benefits-of-volunteering