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NACS Enews February 2017

Volunteering at Neighbours Aid

I love it. The company is great.”

“I know my effort goes to help children who have nothing.”

“I’ve been coming in to help in the warehouse for 10 years. It’s an outlet for me every week.”

“I like the people. They are friendly, helpful and it’s a great place to work.”

“I feel proud that I give up my time for a good cause and I feel part of this community. It’s like a small family.”

These are just some of the reasons some of our 286 volunteers give for helping us each week.

Fun Facts about Volunteering (from Volunteering Australia website.)

  • Volunteers are happier, healthier and sleep better than non-volunteers.
  • Volunteers contribute $200 billion to the Australian economy each year.
  • Over 6 million people volunteer their time in Australia each year.
  • A strong correlation exists between the well-being, happiness, health and longevity of people who are emotionally kind and compassionate in their helping activities.
  • Sustained volunteering is associated with better mental health.

The United Nations State of the World Volunteerism Report says that volunteerism is one route by which young people can improve their employment prospects and can be a valuable asset in keeping older people active and engaged.

Neighbours Aid is always looking for men and women of all ages to volunteer at one of our stores. Drop in to Nambour, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Caloundra or Lawnton to sign up with our managers. We’d love you to partner with us to change the lives of some of the world’s most needy children.

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“Love is the effort and desire to make someone else everything they were created to be.” Timothy Keller