Because every life matters
We are committed to supporting and advocating for the most vulnerable members of our society. As a volunteer with Wesley Mission, you will become an essential part of this critical work. But if that isn’t enough, here are five more great reasons to join the team.
Five reasons to volunteer at Wesley Mission
1. Your community needs you
Wesley Mission delivers more than 130 programs that build stronger, healthier, happier communities across NSW. As a volunteer supporting these services, you will help build your community and transform lives. Whether you’re mentoring a child, painting a centre or simply being there for someone who needs a friendly person to talk to, you will be making a real difference in your community.
2. You’ll make friends and build strong relationships
With nearly 2,000 staff and over 3,000 volunteers, you will work alongside people from all walks of life with different personalities, skill sets, backgrounds, interests, careers and stories- all united by the desire to do all the good they can! Connecting with people who share your passion for a cause or social issue creates a path to developing strong relationships with others.
3. You’ll learn a lot and feel good about yourself
Volunteering can take you outside your comfort zone, unveiling strengths you never knew existed and boosting your confidence and self-esteem. Having new experiences can help you discover a new passion, and working alongside experts in the field will help you gain the skills and contacts to pursue that passion.
4. Volunteering is good for your career
Volunteering exposes you to a variety of skill sets and experiences that you can turn into transferable skills, making you a more versatile, attractive employee. And if you’re interested in entering the charities sector, volunteering is a great way to get a foot in the door and gain some valuable experience for your resume.
5. Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose
Volunteering gives you the opportunity to spend time addressing social issues you feel strongly about. Wesley Mission volunteers share our vision to ‘Do all the good you can because every life matters,’ so you will be joining a team of inspiring volunteers passionate about making a difference in their communities.