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What is volunteering?


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

(Volunteering Australia 2015)

It can either be formal or informal.

Formal volunteering usually takes place in a planned and structured way.

Informal volunteering might also be called “helping out” or “lending a hand”

All volunteering is valuable!

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Beginning the conversation

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Types and benefits of volunteering

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Finding a place to volunteer

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Applying to volunteer

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What do you need to volunteer?

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What to expect when volunteering

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