Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain

Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain (Volunteering Australia 2016). Volunteering is all about you being able to contribute some of your own time to help people in our communities. Volunteers support our communities and add to them in their own unique way using a wide variety of skills, knowledge and experience. (City of Swan 2018) The benefits of volunteering are well documented, from the positive impacts on affected communities to the advantages it brings to participating individuals. Possible benefits include: enriching your life, create connections, provided a positive impact on the lives of others, helps develop new skills etc. Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. Volunteering and helping others can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. ( HelpGuide.Org 2018). There are many opportunities available in my community to volunteer. goVolunteer.com.au is a website that allow teenagers to find possible volunteer opportunities that fit the criteria. There are some volunteer opportunities available in my school, including volunteering to hand out sport equipment. Volunteering impact all five element of the health flower. Volunteering could impact an individual mentally, spiritually and emotionally as the work is purposeful. Volunteering would impact an individual physically as the individual would be active. The Food Centre is a community based not-for-profit, registered charity organisation that was originally founded to establish and operate a food centre for the community.
We provide affordable groceries, clothing and household goods and social interaction through our Grocery Shop, Mel’s Op Shop, and Arnolds Place Cafe?.( The Food Centre).