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Volunteering – an Introduction
community services rely extensively on the tireless efforts of volunteers.
Volunteers come from all sections of the community – a willingness to help is
not dependent on race, gender, religion or personal interests. The range of
services available in our community would be less without the tireless
dedication of volunteers.
is also of great benefit to the volunteer. The rewards are not financial but
can be measured in a sense of satisfaction and contentment in helping their own
volunteer for many reasons:
enjoy the interaction with other volunteers; or
Ø Some want
to maintain or gain new skills;
increase their confidence and meet new people;
develop a network of contacts and
enhance their job-readiness.
promotes a feeling of satisfaction from helping others and is undertaken
& Regional Volunteer Service will assist those hoping to enter the
world of volunteering and will help community groups in need of
or hobbies do you have that you could use in volunteering?
Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer
1. When you stay home you get too
many telemarketing calls.
2. Your family could use a break
3. You might need help yourself
4. It's hard to win a game of
5. Soap operas all sound alike.
6. If you don't go out each day,
you get old.
7. Why let your boss have all the
fun in life?
8. The car needs a workout.
9. Your mom would be proud of
10. Who cares about money?
The Albany & Regional Volunteer Service operates from 9am to
3pm Tuesday to Thursday.