Do you volunteer?  There are both intrinsic and extrinsic benefits to volunteering. The intrinsic include a feeling of connection with a community, the satisfaction of selflessly helping others and the friendships you make. The extrinsic benefits can be improving your profile and employment prospects making business connections and potentially working your way into a paid role. 


The benefits to the country are profound, and Australians have an international reputation as generous volunteers. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has calculated that if we had to pay every volunteer in Australia for the work they do for free, it would cost each household $4,000 a year. Volunteering does not necessarily mean menial labour (although it ofte...


At this time of year there are communities everywhere celebrating with Christmas Carols,New Year's Eve Fireworks, Holiday Markets, literally dozens of events to fill the social calendar. I sometimes hear people criticise these events as a waste of money, I disagree, events help build strong communities. If you want to know how they build communities watch the first few minutes of the attached video and if you want to sharpen your event skills you are welcome to sit through the whole 2 hour training. The video was taken a couple of years ago, I was invited by the Redlands Shire Council to be the keynote at a workshop for community event organisers where they launched a great resource the "Event Management Kit".


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