Intrigued by colourful pamphlets and motivated by the chance to change the world for the better, many Australians are fond of jetting off to Asian countries to help children in need. Tourists are often met with sights of ragged children living in cramped and crumbling homes. However, these tragic sights are not what they seem.Continue readingAsia’s orphans: who are volunteers really helping?
Grace Buckmaster is soaked from the rain, shivering cold, sleep deprived, and covered in grass. But by putting her hand up to volunteer at a sporting event, she’s learnt that the whole point is to give back to your community, your sport, or your city, by being a part of the crew that delivers exceptional sporting events to passionate sporting fans.Continue readingRain and rewards: the reality of volunteering in sport