Pledge to volunteer for Cancer Council Queensland this National Volunteer Week, you too can Give Happy, Live Happy.
Looking to boost your wellbeing? Lend a hand and see your happiness levels rise!
Volunteering is often seen in terms of the benefits volunteers bring to those they help. However, more recently many have become aware of the personal rewards to the volunteers themselves.
National Volunteer Week, held May 11-17, is an annual celebration to acknowledge the contribution of our nation’s volunteers.
In 2017, the theme ‘Give Happy, Live Happy’ continues, celebrating that not only do volunteers make the lives of others happier, they too are happier as a result.
Just a few hours of volunteer work can make a difference in happiness and mood, so pledge to volunteer this National Volunteer Week and you too can Give Happy, Live Happy.
Below are four reasons why you should give it a go!
1. Research shows that people who give their time for a cause they believe in often have a greater sense of purpose and lead happier lives. Whether you volunteer by fundraising or organising an event, such an as Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea – giving back can provide great fulfilment in life.
2. Volunteering builds strong relationships. If you want to strengthen friendships and meet new people, volunteering is a great place to start. It helps build ties in the community, broadens your support network and connects you with like-minded individuals.
3. Volunteering gives you an opportunity to learn new skills and develop the ones you have, all while making a difference. Through this, many people also find new hobbies, which in turn boosts levels of confidence and self-esteem.
4. Without volunteers, many community organisations could not deliver the services and opportunities they currently do. You might not realise it, but just a few hours of your time can actually have a tangible impact on your community.
For 55 years, Queenslanders have been volunteering for Cancer Council to help make a difference in the fight against cancer.
From supporting cancer patients to fundraising for major campaigns or offering admin support – every hour of volunteering brings us closer to beating cancer.
If you have ever thought about volunteering, I encourage you to give it a go too.
Cancer Council Queensland have volunteer opportunities for all types of people and skill sets.
More information about Cancer Council Queensland and volunteer opportunities is available here.
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