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Volunteering is the commitment of time and energy for the benefit of society, local communities, individuals outside the immediate family, the environment or other causes. Voluntary activities are undertaken of a person's own free will, without payment, except for the reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses.
Yes! Becoming a volunteer is probably one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. People decide to volunteer for many different reasons. You may decide to volunteer because you want to enhance your studies at university, because you want to gain experience in the field of mental health, because you have a personal experience of schizophrenia or other mental illnesses and the way they affect individuals and families, or simply because you gain personal satisfaction from helping others. Whatever your reason, you will meet lots of interesting people and learn plenty of new skills.
Trained volunteers help with a range of our services including the One Door Information and Support line. You can also assist at fundraising events or volunteer as one of our consumer or carer educators with One Door Mental Health Education & Training.