Volunteering…… Why the happiest people in life are the givers!


Volunteering…… Why the happiest people in life are the givers!

Top 10 Reasons to become a Volunteer:

  • You gain new skills and knowledge
  • Employers love to see volunteering on your CV
  • It’s fun and fulfilling
  • You gain a sense of achievement
  • It gets you out of the house and away from technology
  • You are helping others and getting to know the community
  • You meet new people and make new friends.
  • It provides you with a sense of gratitude  
  • You develop teamwork and communication skills
  • You grow as a person

Volunteering is a very special job. There are so many caring people around Melbourne giving back to people in need.

So why volunteer?

  • This is a great start to get into an organisation (voluntary work can lead to paid employment in some cases)
  • It’s a great activity if you have spare time on your hands
  • It’s the right thing to do
  • It makes you (and others) happy


Sacred Heart Mission is a great charity organisation that has many, many volunteers.


  • They help people experiencing homelessness
  • They help people with mental illnesses
  • They help people who are socially disadvantaged
  • They welcome people no matter who they are
  • They do not judge


Sacred Heart Mission has over 1,700 Volunteers contributing 66,991 hours around Melbourne.


20 – 25 volunteers work each day in the Dining Hall in St KIlda to:

  • Prepare the food
  • Cook the meals
  • Serve customers
  • Clean up (dishes/tables)
  • Smile and chat to lonely people


There are also many people who Volunteer in SHM Op Shops. They help with:

  • Stocking goods
  • Serving customers
  • Accepting donations
  • Customers’ questions

There are many other Volunteering jobs for Sacred Heart Mission .


“Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and to connect with the community.”

“It gives you lots of potential for employment when it’s on your CV . But not only that, it makes you feel better as a person. (You also get to see the bargains before anyone else!)”

“I remember when I volunteered for Sacred Heart Mission’s Dining Room. They told us a story about a man who was a millionaire that came in and had lunch. No one judged and he socialised with others around him.”`

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