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Think beyond selfies to tackle child slavery: Rachel Griffiths

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Hollywood star Rachel Griffiths says Aussies need to think past selfies when volunteering at overseas orphanages and consider if the children are benefiting.


Jasper the volunteering Border Collie brings smiles


Volunteering is often attributed to youth trying to bolster their CV or as a bridge between high school and university, however it’s been found that Australians over 50 engage in volunteering for reasons that don’t serve themselves, and an overwhelming number are doing so.


Volunteer Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018

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Be part of Commonwealth Games history.


Puppy training program offers seniors a new ‘leash’ on life

Guide Dogs Queensland are calling for more volunteers, particularly seniors, to sign up for their Puppy Raising Program ahead of the New Year, with up to 20 new pups looking for temporary homes. Disability Services and Seniors Minister Coralee O’Rourke said Puppy Raisers were top of Guide Dogs Queensland’s Christmas wish list, with two new


OPINION: Volunteering for body and mind

We’ve known for a very long time just how valuable volunteering is and I’m delighted to see our anecdotal feedback over many years has now been mirrored formally in a recently published article in the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ), Meals on Wheels South Australia CEO Sharyn Broer writes. The report published last month found that there was


Retirees Offer Opportunities For Smarter Communities

Most discussion of retirement in Australia focuses on income, but retirees also have to decide what they will do with the 20 to 30 or more years they will live post-work, writes Griff Foley. Unfortunately, this vital aspect of retirement gets little attention. As a result many older people are not using their time as productively