Lane Cove likes to volunteer. Results of the 2016 Census reveal that 25% of Lane Cove residents volunteer in some capacity. It could be at your local sporting group, scout group, school, meals on wheels or Rotary. This is pretty impressive as the NSW average volunteering rate is 18%.
In the Cove knows you like to volunteer. We regularly are asked about local volunteering opportunities.
Volunteering is not only good for the community but it is good for the person volunteering their time.
Many studies have demonstrated that helping others leads to a happier life. The London School of Economics examined the relationship between volunteering and happiness and found the more people volunteered, the happier they were. Compared with people who never volunteered, the odds of being “very happy” rose 7% among those who volunteer monthly and 12% for people who volunteer every two to four weeks. Among weekly volunteers, 16% felt very happy.
Benefits of Volunteering
- Volunteering connects you to others
- Volunteering is good for your mind and body
- Volunteering can advance your career
- Volunteering brings fun and fulfillment to your life
Sydney Community Services
Volunteering opportunities are available in a range of services including Gardening, Meals on Wheels, Social Support, Community Transport, Disability Support, the Linen Service and the Community Visitors Scheme. Most services operate weekday mornings. For people who work full time, Easy Care Gardening also operates Saturday mornings and the Community Visitors Scheme allows you to set your own schedule. Click on this link to register to volunteer.
The NAPA Centre is located in Lane Cove West and is a world-renowned therapy centre for children with a need for neurological rehabilitation. They are looking for volunteers. If you have at least 4 hours (8 would be ideal) per week for an 8-week commitment they would love you to contact them. General tasks would include helping to motivate the children, spotting during balancing/more difficult exercises, wiping mats, tidying toys etc. If you can help please contact [email protected]
If you are involved with a local organisation and would like to recruit volunteers please drop us an email at [email protected]
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