Celebrating 5,000 hours of Volunteering and Community Service
Have YOU Considered Volunteering and Community Service?
Did you know in Australia:
More women volunteer than men? 30.7% vs 28.5%
Over 6.676 million people volunteered in the four weeks prior to the 2019 GSS survey.
This is 33.4% of the population.
50% of Volunteers contributed 50+ hours a year of service
Did you also know that:
One in four Australian adults are lonely.
One in two (50.5%) Australians feel lonely for at least one day in a week, while one in four (27.6%) feel lonely for three or more days.
Today I reached a personal milestone of having contributed 5,000 hours of volunteering (over 25 years) and its enriched my life to no end.
Help your neighbour, join a club, teach others your skills, join a service organisation, the more you give the more you realise you are actually receiving – it’s a win-win.
Stats taken from: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) -2019 General Social Survey and Australian Psychological Society and Swinburne University 'Australian Loneliness Report'.