viral volunteering
07 Feb
  • By Camilla Marsh
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Viral Volunteering – The Next Big Thing?

Going viral is the latest in-thing, from Justin Bieber’s debut Youtube video to the crowning of the incorrect Miss Universe, to every unfortunate word that comes from Donald Trump’s mouth. Thanks to our hyper-quick connection to all forms of technology, all across the globe, news and information has never spread so fast.  But what if going viral […]

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make time for volunteering
24 Jan
  • By Camilla Marsh
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How to Make Time for Volunteering

In a world where we want our food fast and our conversations quick, our commutes short and our gym workouts hard, we don’t have time for ourselves, let alone giving what little time we have to others. Our modern world has pulled the plug on slow healthy lifestyles and instead caged us in to a […]

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volunteer to advance your career
13 Dec
  • By Camilla Marsh
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The Key to Advancing Your Career? Volunteer!

So you’re well aware what benefits volunteering has on your community and the world at large, but have you considered what’s in it for you and your career? What goes around comes around, and spreading all those good vibes around the volunteer clock can come back to you as some seriously good karma. Whether you’re […]

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volunteering mental health
04 Oct
  • By Camilla Marsh
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5 Ways Volunteering Improves Your Mental Health

When we volunteer, we don’t just help others, we actually help ourselves too. Many studies have indicated volunteering improves our mental health and well-being; but we don’t need studies to show us this. Just an hour or two of your time serving your community or soaking up the good vibes of nature, and you’ll benefit […]

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microvolunteering
30 Aug
  • By Camilla Marsh
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Microvolunteering – big rewards for small actions

To tap into microvolunteering, the hottest trend circulating the philanthropy scene – all you need is a minute or two of your time and a desire to do good. Micro-  what? We hear ya, check out this video to see what it’s all about: What is Microvolunteering? Microvolunteering balances our need for instant satisfaction with […]

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superheroes
05 Jul
  • By Camilla Marsh
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4 Reasons Why You’re Not Volunteering and How to Overcome This

So you’re all set and ready to be a do-gooder, go-getter volunteer but there’s something stopping you from streaming across the sky, fist outstretched, cape trailing behind. Maybe you don’t know which direction to fly, or the thought of the unknown sends shivers down to your boots, or possibly a secret self-doubt of your own […]

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06 Jun
  • By Camilla Marsh
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Be a Volunteer to Be a Better Person

Are you ready to be the best human being you can possibly be? Then forget positive affirmations, throw out those self-help books and turn off that Ted-Talk on self-development. To focus fully on your personal growth, you need to turn the focus off of yourself. Does that sound completely contradictory? At first, perhaps, but bear […]

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24 Apr
  • By Brownie Points
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How To | Volunteering Opportunities on Brownie Points

We know that facilitating volunteering events can be exhausting. We also know that using a new site can be tricky. And that’s why we want to help! Below are the in’s and out’s of running a successful volunteering opportunity on our Brownie Points system.   1. As a nonprofit organisation, why should I create a volunteering opportunity on […]

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