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    I volunteer in an op shop through the Salvation Army.

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    I volunteer as the registrar for my son's soccer club. I'm the main contact point to register players and take enquiries from people. I organise all teams from u6 to adults. At the start of the season it's very time consuming but I really enjoy it

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    I am curious how many dads and partners do volunteering or are involved in the your local community? It's a sore point with me at the moment as I think my partner will have no interest in getting involved with our local communities (such as kindy, school, neighbourhood events, sporting groups, charity groups, scouts etc) as our kids grow up. Both my mum and my dad were big into being involved in the wider community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeGirl View Post
    I am curious how many dads and partners do volunteering or are involved in the your local community? It's a sore point with me at the moment as I think my partner will have no interest in getting involved with our local communities (such as kindy, school, neighbourhood events, sporting groups, charity groups, scouts etc) as our files grow up. Both my mum and my dad were big into being involved in the wide community.
    I volunteer at a school and drag dh along with me. He doesn't seem to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeGirl View Post
    I am curious how many dads and partners do volunteering or are involved in the your local community? It's a sore point with me at the moment as I think my partner will have no interest in getting involved with our local communities (such as kindy, school, neighbourhood events, sporting groups, charity groups, scouts etc) as our files grow up. Both my mum and my dad were big into being involved in the wide community.
    Why does your partner need to get involved? Maybe he is buggered from working? Why does someone's worth need to be measured in the unpaid hours they work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeGirl View Post
    I am curious how many dads and partners do volunteering or are involved in the your local community? It's a sore point with me at the moment as I think my partner will have no interest in getting involved with our local communities (such as kindy, school, neighbourhood events, sporting groups, charity groups, scouts etc) as our files grow up. Both my mum and my dad were big into being involved in the wide community.
    Both hubby and I are in the SES, RFS and VAO. On top of work he doesn't have time for much else but if he is able (shift worker) he will come to school assemblies. I manage school tuck shop and he has come up with me a handful of times, mainly just for company. He isn't as involved on the preschool committee (I'm prez and he is treasurer) as I am and he isn't on school P&C at all (I'm the backup secretary/treasurer), nor the town Youth Centre (Where I'm a normal committee member, plus an appointed trustee) but their meetings etc often conflict with his work so it wouldn't work for him anyway.
    I don't "expect" him to come and volunteer but it's something I really pride myself on and I think seeing that kind of just inspires him to come out and do it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Why does someone's worth need to be measured in the unpaid hours they work?
    It doesn't and I didn't say that 🙂

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeGirl View Post
    I am curious how many dads and partners do volunteering or are involved in the your local community? It's a sore point with me at the moment as I think my partner will have no interest in getting involved with our local communities (such as kindy, school, neighbourhood events, sporting groups, charity groups, scouts etc) as our files grow up. Both my mum and my dad were big into being involved in the wide community.
    my dh has been giving up his free time and mentoring students and being on the committee for his industry's non-profit body for years. it's not kid related but we only had ds 6 months ago. he also formed a charity with a group with friends. the charity was ultimately unsuccessful due to the amount of red tape required to get it off the ground however they plugged away at it for a while.

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    I personally volunteer on the committee of our local toy library. have only been doing it a few months but am enjoying it so far.

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    My friends and I have set up a charity, it took us just under a year to get through the red tape. Now to keep it going!

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