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What do you love about being a volunteer?

Share what you love about being a volunteer by writing a comment in the box below and posting it to our virtual wall.

31 May, 2020

Qian Li says:

“My volunteering experience has expanded my network and improved my employability skills including teamwork skills and communication skills. ”

22 May, 2020

Kim Wilson says:

“Love helping people ,connecting with other like minded people , meeting people and having fun and going different places ”

21 May, 2020

Purihyacinth says:

“Giving back to the community and sharing in each other’s journey in some small way. It helps me better accept and appreciate diversity. ”

21 May, 2020

leon_palermo says:

“As a “new Australian “ I appreciate the opportunity to give back to the community that welcomed me so many years ago. ”

21 May, 2020

Andres says:

“Sharing with people and learning from others is my motivation.”

21 May, 2020

Rose M says:

“I love the interaction with so many different people from all over the world. I learn so much too.”

21 May, 2020

Poojith Thummala says:

“it's just to give a tithe of self, it's just for the feeling deep inside and it's for that satisfaction that you can't buy with any wealth.”

21 May, 2020

Helen Duckworth says:

“Connecting.Caring.Sharing. Value-adding. Being in the moment in a fun relaxed way with others to bring what they need and enjoy to thrive.”

21 May, 2020

Medy says:

“To help others gives me self-satisfaction of being involved with the community....being a volunteer also gives back service to our country. ”

21 May, 2020

Susana Varela says:

“It's a good feeling to give back to the community.”

21 May, 2020

Heather McFarland says:

“I love volunteering as I truly believe in giving back and helping others. Volunteering is so good for the soul. You become a better person. ”

21 May, 2020

Margaret H. says:

“Thank you girls for your time this morning to thank volunteers in many organisations. We do it because we enjoy contributing to society.”

21 May, 2020

Judy M Black says:

“Paying the goodness in life’s experiences forward”

21 May, 2020

Debbie says:

“I loved Jam's take on volunteering as being about democracy, so true! ”

21 May, 2020

Simone Gelera says:

“Volunteering for me is to share my talent and skill to the community and in return I learn new skill and make friends.”

21 May, 2020

Bruce McGillivray says:

“Just love the interaction between myself and audience when doing presentations.”

21 May, 2020

Mehmet Varol says:


21 May, 2020

Jules says:

“Being a volunteer for the COF I find so rewarding. Meeting like minded people young and old and thoroughly enjoyed the various festivals.”

21 May, 2020

John says:

“Volunteers make communities and I love being part of a great community. It's so easy to do because it feels great!”

21 May, 2020

Andrew says:

“Simply, it’s a way of giving back. Positives, are the employees you work with. (It’s boring at home). Keeps you active.”

21 May, 2020

Penny says:

“What I love is sharing a common experience and supporting others going through that experience.”

21 May, 2020

Carmelina says:

“I feel I’m contributing to a healthier and better society especially locally using the privilege position of a community radio broadcaster”

21 May, 2020

Sridevi says:

“It gives me confidence, satisfaction about helping needy one and positive feeling.I love to meet people and listen to there experience.”

21 May, 2020

Dee says:

“I help other people who benefit from social and physical motivation to achieve health and happiness.”

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