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    Default Volunteering in local community!

    I am a stay at home mum at the moment and am thinking I would like to start volunteer in doing something to help the community! I feel I'm lucky to have this time and chance and would love to use it to help others.

    So tell me about your volunteer work! Where do you volunteer?
    How many hours a week?
    How did you get involved?

    Thanks!

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    I have been thinking about doing some volunteer work also. I would like to contact legacy and see if they require any help, as my hubby is in the defence I think it would be a nice way to support veterns and defence families. However ill only be doing so if I can bring bub with me. Another way to go would be to get your blue card and go to the nursing homes and just have a cup of tea with the oldies.. They would love it so much

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    Hi, I volunteer with Lifeline and I love it. It depends where you are but if there is a centre in your area they will run training program's that really equip you for the role. It's rewarding and I find that I can for shifts in around my life.

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    Check out govolunteer.com.au for advertised volunteering opportunities in your suburb

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    I volunteer through vortcs which is a section of st Vincent de Paul. Vortcs supports refugee families who have recently settled in Australia. Basically a family is assigned a team of about 4 volunteers who visit the family's home as a group for an hour once a week and just support the family - it could be assisting with English language, it could be helping the kids with homework or it could be generally helping them adjust to life here like how to go to the Dr, how to catch public transport, or helping them to understand important documents etc.

    I've been working with my family for a few years and for me 1 hour a week is not too big of a time commitment, especially when I know how much they appreciate our time. Plus the kids are gorgeous and I love spending time with them!

    What I'd recommend is to think about a cause that you're passionate about or a skill you have that you could share and then Google volunteer groups in your area that link in.

    Me - 30, Dh - 38 ttc #1 since June 2011
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    I started volunteering at my children's school in the canteen once a month then I contacted my local community centre and did some volunteer with them two days a week. The experience helped me get into a part time job that I now have.


 

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