- To learn new skills
- Share life experiences and skills
- Contribute to society by helping people who may be disadvantaged
- Meet new friends
- Give back to the community
- Make a difference
- Gain experience and contacts to help find paid employment
- Build self-confidence
- Stay active and engaged in the community
Principles of volunteering
- Volunteers do not replace paid workers
- The work is unpaid
- Benefits the community and the volunteer
- Is always a matter of choice
- Respects the rights, dignity and culture of others
Thinking of Volunteering
By choosing to be a volunteer you have decided to help others, form new friendships, improve skills, make a difference or have fun.
Your commitment to volunteering will be a valuable gift of time and importantly a gift reliably given.
From time to time Volunteer Services provide Free information sessions about volunteering. These sessions will provide you with information about rights & responsibilities and volunteering in general. Contact us for more details.