VOLUNTEER AT THE MUSEUM
The Upper Yarra Museum welcomes volunteers to join the duty roster and to assist at events. If you have some spare time and want to join our friendly team, you can make a real contribution to preserving our local history. To make an enquiry about volunteering, please use the contact form below and we'll get back to you soon.
You can read our association's rules via this link.
BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING
Volunteering helps you make new friends
One of the best ways to make new friends and strengthen existing relationships is to commit to a shared activity together. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, especially if you are new to an area. Volunteering also strengthens your ties to the community and broadens your support network, exposing you to people with common interests, neighbourhood resources, and fun and fulfilling activities.
Make a difference in your community
One of the better-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Unpaid volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. Even helping out with the smallest tasks can make a real difference to the lives of people and organisations in need. And volunteering is a two-way street: It can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help.
Volunteering increases your social and relationship skills
While some people are naturally outgoing, others are shy and have a hard time meeting new people. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to practice and develop your social skills, since you are meeting regularly with a group of people with common interests. Once you have momentum, it’s easier to branch out and make more friends and contacts.
Volunteering as a family
While it might be a challenge to coordinate everyone’s schedules, volunteering as a family has many worthwhile benefits. Children watch everything you do. By giving back to the community, you show them firsthand how volunteering makes a difference and how good it feels to help other people and enact change. It’s also a valuable way for you to get to know organisations in the community and find resources and activities for your children and family.