‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself fin the service of others’ – Gandhi
2019 proved to be a prosperous year for our organisation and alongside the support of our staff and respected partners, a HUGE thank you is in order to our community members who took part in the volunteer program
and helped reach our achievements.
As of the end of year, this program presented some staggering results we just had to share.
Most notably, our team of over 100 volunteers generously dedicated almost 4000 hours of their time by participating in a range of areas including Get Active, Parent mentoring, Communicare Academy, Childcare
and so much more. This equates to over $300,000 in value contribution to the services provided to our community as well as our organisation across our different departments (e.g. Marketing, ICT and Administration).
We also received some inspiring feedback following information collated on International Volunteer day
in December last year. Participants were asked to highlight what they liked best about the program as well as areas that could be improved and despite minor issues (e.g. parking availability), we received a combined score rating of 9/10 based on support provision and overall satisfaction!
It was particularly heartening to hear how this linguistically and culturally diverse program created an inclusive social hub for our volunteers, introduced life long friendships and more importantly - made them all feel part of something bigger than themselves.
Small acts when multiplied by many can help change the lives of those most vulnerable in our society and with more exciting opportunities to add moving forward, we’re optimistic this program will just keep growing.
If you know anyone who’d like to jump on board this year, such as a friend who has a little extra time on their hands or someone looking to get more experience in their field of interest– ask them to fill out an application form here.
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