“People are the real wealth of a nation.”
Here at Neighbours Aid we agree with this quote about volunteers. We couldn’t help over 1200 of the world’s neediest kids and their communities without the support of over 200 amazing, dedicated, hard working volunteers. They really are our super heroes.
Here are some of the reasons these great folk give for partnering with us in our quest to change the lives of some of the world’s poorest people.
“By coming here on my volunteering day I feel I am contributing myself and my work to try to raise money for some of these poor darlings. I’m here every time. I’m reliable.”
“I personally lost my confidence just getting rejected at job interviews. To come to NACS each and every day knowing I am appreciated and feel part of a team helps my self esteem.”
“It’s a great feeling knowing you are helping someone. I feel part of a family.”
“I am gaining confidence by working here. If we didn’t have an op shop most of these goods would be dumped and that is bad for the environment.”
“When my husband and I retired I didn’t want to just sit around the house.”
“I wanted to develop my social skills because I was locked away in my room most of the time and I wanted to get out and interact with others.”
“It’s great to give back to the community while increasing my skills. “
“It’s a safe place to socialise and make friends. ”
Studies tell us that volunteers are happier, healthier, have better mental health and sleep better than those who don’t volunteer. They also live longer and have a greater sense of self worth and self esteem.
OVER 6 MILLION AUSSIE VOLUNTEERS CONTRIBUTE $200 BILLION TO OUR ECONOMY EVERY YEAR.
Now you can understand why our volunteers are Super Heroes. We invite you to join us at one of our stores in Nambour, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Caloundra and Lawnton.