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  • Retired? Volunteer!

    Ends 30 Apr 2017

    "Retirement is an opportunity for you to use and develop your skills and talents further than you thought possible." From going on a solo cruise to writing that novel you've been putting off, your retirement years are the perfect time to experience and explore the world in new and exciting ways. For many, this might include taking up volunteering in your spare time. Benefits of Volunteering for those who are retired: - Volunteering provides a sense of purpose - Volunteering can increase socialization - Volunteering promotes physical health - Volunteering can help fight depression

    National

  • Family Day

    Ends 01 May 2017

    Celebrate Family Day by doing something GOOD with your family. The best way to teach your family compassion is to get out there and get involved. Help build our country together. Young kids can go through unused toys and put them aside for an ECD Centre in your area. Older children can help by spending time with a Cause, seeing what they do and finding ways to assist. Married couples can see how they can use their combined skills to Volunteer and create Impact. There’s something for everyone! This day was originally called Easter Monday and was renamed Family Day in 1995 to give South Africans an extra day off to spend with their families. On this day, people take a break from the grind and gather around their families to enjoy quality time. The importance of Family Day is uniting families together in the spirit of the holiday. No better way to do so than to find ways to help your surrounding community!

    National

  • Mandela Day 2017

    Ends 31 Jul 2017

    #MandelaDay commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. It was launched on his birthday, 18 July, in 2009 via a unanimous decision by the UN General Assembly. “It is in your hands to make of the world a better place,” he said a year earlier, calling on the younger generation to take up this task. Mandela Day calls on us all, every day, to make the world a better place. Each year on 18 July we look back on what has been done, and forward to what will be done.

    National

  • Get work experience by volunteering!

    Ends 01 Dec 2017

    A great way to get experience and to hone your skills is to spend some time volunteering at a Cause. REMEMBER: this is volunteering, not an internship - so don't expect a salary or stipend. This is about giving back and learning at the same time! 5 ways volunteering can help you find a job & advance your career: 1. You expand your personal and professional networks // People already working in your target field are great sources of information about job openings, affinity organizations, and people you should meet. And if you have a good experience volunteering, the Cause you helped might serve as a reference when you’re applying to jobs. 2. You learn new and transferable skills // Volunteering will help you develop new job skills as well as apply current skills in new ways. For example, a mid-career professional who has worked in concert promotions could use her marketing skills to help an organisation with their fundraising. 3. It’s an opportunity for career exploration // Volunteering allows you to try on different organisations and roles without job-hopping. Of course, volunteering isn’t the same as being on staff, but it can expose you to the work of an organisation in a deeper way than becoming a member, following it on Twitter, or even conducting an informational interview with an employee. 4. You build a track record of work for a specific Cause // Causes value dedication to their issue area. By turning your values into action, you will demonstrate to your potential employer that you are committed to—and educated about—their issue of concern. 5. Hiring managers value volunteerism // Having volunteer work on your CV can help you stand out. Even LinkedIN now has a dedicated section for volunteering! SOURCE & INSPIRATION: http://idealistcareers.org/5-ways-volunteering-can-help-job-career/

    National

  • Virtual Volunteering

    Ends 31 Dec 2017

    "The image of a volunteer that usually springs to mind is the person who is physically out in the community lending a hand: building a house, cleaning up a park, reading with a child.

    Yet all around the globe, at any given time, thousands (if not millions) of engaged citizens volunteer virtually — using their computers, the Internet, even cell phones.” — Idealist.org.

    Explore some of the virtual volunteering opportunities on forgood and see how you can make a difference - with a click or a call!

    National

 

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