Check out our newest fortnightly editorial in the Gladstone Today (31st August 2023).
In a fast-paced world where people often find themselves caught up in their daily routes, a growing number of individuals are turning to volunteering to find deeper meaning and purpose in their lives. Beyond the selfless act of giving back, volunteering has been proven to provide a profound sense of fulfillment and make a tangible difference in society.
It offers a unique opportunity to step outside of your comfort zone and get involved with something exciting and new, which will leave you with a deep sense of satisfaction, knowing that your efforts have a direct and positive impact on the lives of others.
Whether it is helping a management committee with a specific one-off task like a social media plan or risk management plan, feeding the homeless once a month or helping with a one-off environmental clean-up, you will have a genuine sense of accomplishment. It will also help to combat any isolation or loneliness, as you are part of a community. Perhaps you have a friend you are worried about? How about encouraging them to try volunteering?
Many work places now offer employees the chance to volunteer during work hours or provide incentives to encourage staff participation in community service initiatives – ask your employer about this today!
Volunteering is more than just an act of charity – it is a pathway to personal fulfillment and a catalyst for positive change in society.
If you would like help to find the right volunteering opportunity for you, contact Not For Profit House or check out our volunteering 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!