Improving community wellbeing
We’re proud to deliver volunteering programs to our employees, members and customers who want to help improve the wellbeing of people in their communities.
Does volunteering make us happier?
Community connection and engagement is important to our sense of wellbeing.
According to the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index, volunteers consistently demonstrate higher levels of wellbeing when it comes to employment status.
When we feel good, we’re more likely to contribute to society in a positive way. A combination of the interaction that volunteer work provides and the personal satisfaction achieved helps explain the positive impact on our own sense of wellbeing.
How can volunteering help me?
Volunteer work often counts as work experience which can help develop and expand the skills required for certain full-time paid roles. It can also contribute to the building of many personal attributes and traits.
Some of the impacts volunteering can have on a person might include:
- Increased self-confidence
- Networking and community connections
- Development of professional skills
- Sense of accomplishment
- Better overall wellbeing