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Top 5 Benefits of Becoming a Volunteer

We all know lending a helping hand can make us feel pretty good inside – but did you know volunteering offers you a wealth of mental and physical advantages? Celebrate National Volunteering week by discovering the benefits of becoming a volunteer. #1: Volunteering will improve your mental health In joining together with a team for

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Rise of the Female Firefighter: Bushfire Brigade Ranks Filling Up With Women

Female firefighters across the country are increasingly taking on frontline volunteer roles that were once the sole preserve of men. Traditionally, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service’s volunteers were drawn from rural landholders with men fighting the fires and women in support roles. But the service has made a concerted effort to encourage women

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Emergency Services Receive Cash Boost Courtesy of State Government

Thousands of dollars have been pumped into emergency services across Nillumbik. More than $190,000 was distributed to six CFA and SES units under the state government’s emergency services volunteer sustainability grants program. Wattle Glen CFA received $67,667 for a station upgrade including glass doors, retaining walls and sealing the car park. Nillumbik SES were handed

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Perth Group Feeding the Needy Through Landfill Food Rescue Effort

A Perth organisation says it is helping more than 11,000 people secure a meal each week, just by rescuing food destined for landfill. Food Rescue’s small army of volunteers collect excess produce from supermarkets and cafes across Perth. It is then sorted, packed and delivered to local charities. Rob Gatani is one of the recipients.

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