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Give something back

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Benefits of volunteering

  • Connect with other young people

  • Have fun

  • Challenge yourself

  • Learn new skills

  • Build your C.V.

  • Make a difference to someone’s life

  • Contribute to your community

  • Often flexible hours

  • Stepping stone to paid employment

  • Networking within an industry or sector 

  • Work experience

  • Often non-pressured and supportive

  • Doing something meaningful

I’m keen… but what should I get into?

  • Think about why you want to volunteer. What are your passions and interests? Where do you see yourself in the future? Do you like working with people? Or with animals? As part of a team or on your own?

  • It’s okay to try out a few things out to get a feel for what you’re into

  • Talk to others about their volunteer experiences to find out more about what to expect

How do I know what opportunities are out there?

  • To search for volunteer opportunities in your area, click here

  • To find a volunteer info centre near you, click here 

  • If you’re in Auckland, go here

What about volunteering overseas?

Volunteering overseas can make travelling a really meaningful and significant experience, where you build connections with the locals and other volunteers overseas

Check out Volunteer Service Abroad for more info. 


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