Wendy Bell has been volunteering for almost two years. She started volunteering after deciding to take time off from full time work in the education industry.
“I felt like I had something to contribute and wanted to give back to the community,” said Wendy.
Since January this year Wendy has been volunteering for Volunteering Services Australia in their Community Engagement department focusing on partnership opportunities with local universities and TAFEs.
More recently she has been donating her time as a project manager for Volunteering Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club’s Accessible Beaches project.
“The Accessible Beaches project aims to give everyone in the community access to the beach. My role as project manager involved working with the surf club to ensure the project ran smoothly from recruiting volunteers, creating rosters and assigning tasks for all the volunteers,” said Wendy.
Wendy has found volunteering to be a rewarding way to use her skills to give back to the community and believes that everyone should experience the benefits of giving back.
“I feel that volunteering gives me a sense of purpose in my retired life. We all have something to give whether it be small or large. We reap the rewards,” said Wendy.
If you would like to use your corporate skills to give back to the community, visit www.vsaustralia.org.au/becomeavolunteer to find out more.