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Latest news: Volunteer

The psychological benefits of volunteering

Dr Vivienne Lewis explains how volunteering and helping others can positively impact our own wellbeing and boost our mood.

HIV advocate and drag queen is ACT Volunteer of the Year

Richard Rachel Allen has “shown an exceptional commitment to fostering a more inclusive Canberra community”.

Local hero nominee Mark Brosnan helps youth navigate mental health

Canberra is being called upon to help select our local heroes and provide community initiatives with a cash injection via the Westfield Local Heroes program. In the running at Westfield Belconnen is Mark Brosnan who has been nominated for his role as a volunteer with Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT).

Altruism at its best – National Volunteer Week

Doing something for nothing can make you feel like a million bucks. Which is probably why three in 10 people in Australia are volunteers (including me). This week is National Volunteer Week (15-21...

Queanbeyan sleep bus schedules Morningtown Ride

The Sleep Bus in Queanbeyan needs volunteers to help provide a safe place to sleep for those in need.

Canberra’s close-knit community creating for those in need

With the clicking of knitting needles and careful stitches, members of the Canberra knitting and crocheting community create items made with love for people in need around the world.

Volunteer who helps older Canberran gains a mentor in art and life

When Nepalese graphic artist and filmmaker, Prajdnik Awasthi, responded to a post looking for a volunteer in Canberra with an interest in art, he had no idea he would be paired with former Trade Commissioner to New York and avid art collector, John Bush.

‘Humble’ Canberra volunteer raises $400,000 for cancer patients

Leesa Ffrench's work volunteering for Rise Above has been recognised at the 2022 Volunteering ACT Awards, winning the Canberra’s Choice Award.

Christmas blues: How to celebrate when you don’t feel like it

With Dr Lisa Myers, Psychiatrist and author of 'When the Light Goes Out', offers nine top tips to help you cope during the festive season, especially if you don't feel like celebrating.

One woman on a mission to rescue Canberra’s wombats

In the backyard of a home in northern Canberra hides a small but mighty sanctuary, the Wombat Rescue. Founded by Yolandi Vermaak with operations running from her house in Nicholls, she and her volunteers are dedicated to helping the local wombat population.

Repair cafés restore goods and connections in Canberra

Stitch by stitch, with a touch of glue and a little rewiring, the Hawker Repair Café is saving once-loved items from going to landfill. It isn’t just goods being restored; the project also helps to restore community connection.