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The selfish value of volunteering

12 November 2015 Guest Blogger – Pete Saunders Two weeks ago Global Ideas Forum wrapped up for 2015. I say wrapped up, in the sense that the public event came…

Gaining international experience through volunteering

Sonja Steffen spent 12 months volunteering in Sylhet, Bangladesh as a Marketing and Networking Officer with the Ethnic Community Development Organisation, as part of the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID)…

3 Important Lessons for Change-Makers

Earlier this year I entered the #AusSaysThanks Competition through Young Opportunities Australia, by writing a blog post on what I was thankful for, and somehow I won! A few short…

Realising your dream: Stephanie Eslake

I studied a double degree in media and music, and I felt lost through the whole thing. I’d come from a background in classical performance and has a love for…

5 reasons to ‘get lost’ before you graduate

YOA Ambassador, Joel Young I’ll be the first to admit that moving out of home is brave, exciting and frighteningly expensive. The decision is a hard one, to leave behind all…

‘How I got my foot in the door': Sam Bertram, Shashikala Davidson and Anna Zhang

Getting a job doing what you love isn’t easy. Figuring out what type of job you want isn’t easy either. However, the best advice that I’ve taken to figuring out…

‘Realising your dream': Anna Gardiner

When people ask me what I want to do career wise, I usually just answer ‘Be David Attenborough’. But to expand slightly, I’d love to work on wildlife documentaries –…

‘Realising your dream': Andy James

When I was in High School, I made my then girlfriend promise to punch me in the face if I ever started working for a bank. I knew how my…

Young Inspirations Australia: Helen Mahar

17 June 2015 Helen Mahar, along with being the founder of Auslan For Young People in Melbourne, is a volunteer Community Visitor at the Office of the Public Advocate, and…

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