Almost 4.9 million people in NSW volunteer, contributing more than 1.5 billion hours which is valued at approximately $127 billion.
Volunteers provide an irreplaceable service. Volunteering benefits communities, the economy, and increases social cohesion.
Research reveals that volunteering also benefits volunteers themselves. It reduces symptoms of depression, improves self-reported health and lowers mortality. Volunteering expands people’s social networks, provides opportunities to gain valuable experience, and enables people to develop new skills which can lead to employment.
Volunteering makes a difference.
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