Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and form friendships based upon common interests and shared values. Research suggests that volunteering can give you a sense of accomplishment and increase feelings of happiness. Volunteering can boost your self-esteem - spending meaningful time with others can reduce stress and the ill-effects it has on our bodies.
Here's seven reasons to volunteer:
1. It's good for your health and well-being
2. You'll learn new things
3. You'll make a difference
4. You'll meet new people and make new friends
5. It gives you an opportunity to use your skills
6. You'll gain a sense of achievement
7. You'll gain work experience
Whiteman Park's Volunteer Recruitment Day is a great opportunity to find out about the not-for-profit and commercial park-based organisations that rely on volunteers to deliver day-to-day services. It's also a fantastic opportunity to meet some of the volunteers based at the park and align your skills and experience with a worthwhile organisation.
The Bennett Brook Railway, Perth Electric Tramway Society and the Bus Preservation Society of WA, for instance, rely solely on volunteer support to restore, maintain and drive their trains, trams and buses. The Motor and Tractor museums require volunteers to help run the museum and assist with social media.
Caversham Wildlife Park seeks local volunteers who are passionate about working with animals or are interested in a career in the industry.
We even have opportunities for volunteers to assist at special events and help-out during education programs. We have vacancies for volunteer tour guides, and we need people with green thumbs to help with tree planting.
With so many varied volunteering opportunities at Whiteman Park, there is sure to be something that fits with your skills, experience and interests.
How to find the opportunity that's right for you:
1. How much time are you able to commit?
2. Do you prefer to work alone or as part of a team?
3. Would you like to work inside or outdoors?
4. Would you prefer to work behind the scenes or front of house?
5. Would you like to work with adults, children, animals, vehicles or machinery?
6. What skills and experience can you offer?
7. What do you enjoy doing?
Come along to the Volunteer Recruitment Day on Sunday, 14 November and find the opportunity that is right for you. If you are interested in volunteering but unable to attend the event speak to our friendly Volunteer Coordinator on 9209 6000.