The great thing about volunteering is there’s no one ‘right’ way. While many people donate money or their time, there’s more we can do.
Take Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia for example. These guys do great work to help young people in the face of adversity. Through meaningful, monitored mentoring between adults (Bigs) and children (Littles), the organisation shapes the lives of disadvantaged young people, from 7 to 14.
Big Brothers Big Sisters has connected with so many ‘Bigs’. Adults have put their hands up to guide and mentor these kids. For anyone who has volunteered, or are thinking about it, pat yourself on the back. It’s an extremely noble thing, you should be proud of.
You can be part of the change. Support a Little.
What BBBS really needs now is support in a variety of different ways, not just adding more Bigs. This includes other types of volunteer positions. You can check out the available roles in each state. Simply click on the state you are located in for available positions.
As the needs of the charity evolve, so do the volunteer needs. If you’re interested in helping out, the page is regularly updated. For the charity to continue to serve underprivileged youth, these positions need to be filled.
Many types of skills are encouraged, particularly helping with online mentoring and in-school programs, as well as community initiatives in regional locations. Big Brothers Big Sisters also need career mentors and general leader examples.
Interested in becoming a mentor? Find more information here.
Worried about the time you have available but want to help? Donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters through Nerium’s Ripple Foundation in your back office. Simply giving a little helps a lot… and more than you may know.
Rick Arnold, Nerium’s General Manager, agrees. When asked about his perspective on volunteering, he replied: “It’s important to belong to something bigger than yourself. It’s about empowering people, by giving them the tools to help themselves…”
Giving isn’t about taking something in return. The beauty of volunteering is that feeling.