The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we govern, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong / Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin and pays respect to their Elders past and present. We acknowledge and honour the unbroken spiritual, cultural and political connection they have maintained to this unique place for more than 2000 generations.

We accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and are committed to walking together to build a better future.

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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

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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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