When it comes to the work of charities sometimes donations aren’t enough.
Sometimes they just need people. Selfless people with the skills, passions and time to help those less fortunate than themselves – they’re called volunteers.
In the spirit of volunteering, ten years ago the guys at SEEK volunteered to build a site to find individuals for Australia’s thousands of not-for-profit organisations.
SEEK Volunteer is a site that represents every Australian charity, organisation and community project that requires volunteers to ensure their success. It is a site that places passionate individuals with not-for-profit projects that really needs them.
Since being launched SEEKVolunteer has been responsible for placing thousands of individuals in not-for-profit projects and organisations. Passionate individuals have been connected to the charities that need them, from Red Cross and Oxfam to local people and businesses trying to help their own communities.
The need for volunteers never stops growing. In fact, thousands of Australian not-for profit organisations need to fill volunteer positions this year. Unfortunately, this ever-growing need is not widely known. We want to get the message out there about the power of volunteering. And demonstrate that anything’s possible when enough people come together with a common goal.
To raise awareness SEEK Volunteer is encouraging everyone to promote volunteering by volunteering something. Whether it’s a profile picture, a tweet, a blog article, a feature article, a billboard or a 10 second TV spot, individuals, organisations and media outlets can all volunteer.
If you get involved you will be part of a nationwide movement involving all facets of the media, corporations, communities and individuals to help Australia find volunteers.
If we all play our parts we can inspire a whole country.