This Space was Volunteered to Promote Volunteering.

by frogpondsrock on August 16, 2012

in good causes

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.

{ 11 comments }

Fiona August 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Is there a page to grab those images etc from?

frogpondsrock August 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm

The images were sent to me in an attachment Fiona, if you like you can just download them from this post? Otherwise I can send you through the file? Or I can forward your details onto the PR? Your choice hunny bunny.

edenland August 16, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Love this … am replying to the Seek people today too.

Volunteering is vital.

frogpondsrock August 16, 2012 at 2:27 pm

The website is a great community resource Eden, I am pleased you are on board. *grins*

Meegan MacQueen August 16, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I need two of me lol

frogpondsrock August 16, 2012 at 4:47 pm

heh I know how you feel Meegs :)

Elephant's Child August 16, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I am a volunteer telephone counsellor with Lifeline (and have been for over 14 years now) and also provide peer support to other people with MS. In both cases, while the work can be challenging/distressing/gruelling I get a great deal more back than I ever put in.
Volunteering rules!

frogpondsrock August 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I hear you :) and thank you.

river August 16, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Years ago, before I took the job at Coles, I applied at several volunteer places, in particular Red Cross and Meals on Wheels.
They didn’t want me.
Did. Not. Want. Me.
(I eventually did a few months volunteer work for the Green Reserves, an offshoot of Conservation Australia volunteers, we were a group of older people sent out to many inaccessible places like hillsides and roadside verges to pull out weeds and poison non-natives like olives and artichokes).

frogpondsrock August 17, 2012 at 10:08 am

That isn’t fair River, How on earth could they NOT want you? I had a quick look at the website and there are lots and lots of community groups listed (well in Tassie anyway) Maybe you could give volunteering another go but choose one of the smaller organisations? xox

Watershedd August 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Unfortunately, same problem for me with the Salvo’s as River had with the Red Cross, Kim, but I have done other volunteer work many a time. Volunteers do rock and what you get is much more than what you give. I cannot do much more than I am now, but kudos to the ones who selflessly give their time to help make the lives of others a little easier and brighter, including yourself. X

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