Check out our newest fortnightly editorial in the CQ Today (6th December 2023).
NAVIGATING THE CHALLENGES OF VOLUNTEERING
Unveiling the unsung heroes who tackle volunteering’s toughest moment
Volunteering is a noble endeavour; however, behind the scenes, it can have its challenges. Volunteering may involve working in difficult situations and/or with difficult people from time to time, including individuals struggling with mental health issues, those facing socio-economic hardships, or even those harbouring personal conflicts.
Maria Rodriguez, a volunteer at a local sporting club, shares her experiences, “Volunteering has been incredibly rewarding, but it comes with its share of tough moments. Most of us have full time jobs, children and this volunteering job, which can be overwhelming and can make communication and cooperation difficult.”
Rather than shying away from these challenging moments, we encourage you to see them as opportunities for personal growth and community development. It’s crucial to approach each situation with an open heart and a willingness to understand the unique perspectives of all parties.
If you are having challenges in your organisation, Not For Profit House can help by taking the emotions out of the situation and working with your organisation to come together to form a common goal. We support organisations to analyse and understand the situation they are in and how to navigate a way forward.
If you’re volunteering for a not for profit and could use some help, contact Not For Profit House or check out our Volunteer Portal at nfphouse.org.au.
Lois from NFP House, where you can contact us anytime, to make a difference to your life and our community!