So how do you know if you are ready to become a volunteer? Well, the fact is that all of us have the capacity to undertake voluntary activities, regardless of age, political persuasion, ethnicity, religious beliefs or other commitments. You are ready to become a volunteer if you have the desire to help and assist others within your community and local area, and a desire to make a positive change for future generations. Many of the world’s most inspirational leaders and volunteers started out with a simple desire to make a difference in the lives of others. Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Ghandi, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Nelson Mandela, well recognised volunteers in the public domain, started out as humble volunteers with the simple desire to make a change in the lives of others. From humble beginnings each of these volunteers revolutionised the lives of others through their positive social ideals and attitudes. Within every community we believe there are people with similar inspiring abilities, characteristics and talents. Put quite simply if you can answer yes to any of the following questions then you are one of these people.
- I want to make a difference in my local area
- I want to improve the quality of life of people in my community
- I have skills and knowledge to share
- I have talents and abilities that will be of benefit to others
- I have only a few hours per week to spare
- I want to get to know people in my community
- I want to develop skills and interests for my C.V.