Posts Tagged ‘volunteer’

So today i was back at the HARDA office in Homebush West. I’m currently the Volunteer Program Co-Ordinator for the African Men’s English Program.  I enjoy volunteering with HARDA as i get to meet and know a range of diverse Australians. I also get to help people at a grass roots level.  I have met some of the most wonderful people, with such stories to share. One of my good friends; A Lost Boy, Another a Community Elder, so many more with such kindess in their hearts and stories that would have you literally in tears. Volunteering is one of the best decisions i have ever made.  I have actually been volunteering since i was a small child. My parents have been involved in the local Lions Club International for the last 20+ years so each project and community function, us kids went along to give back to the community.  Its like second nature to me.

My passion with volunteering really peaked in about 2007, when i was given a copy of the Invisible Children DVD, and since then, My life changed! You can read about it on my ABOUT ME page!

This year, we have decided to take our volunteering to the next level. My 11 yr old son and i will be volunteering on Christmas Day to serve the homeless within our local community. Its something that i know will be rewarding, and will also show my son the other side of life, and i hope instill good morals and ethics into him as what ive taught. However, this time he will get hands on into it.  My son is no stranger to volunteering himself. Since he was 6yrs old he has been in our local Scouts Group (Cubs and Joey). Through Scouts, children are taught so many great things, they also volunteer in their local & extended communities throughout the state.  In 2009, my son also attended the Invisible Children RESCUE Event and took part in a Worldwide Advocacy Event that over 80,000 people took part in. I am ever so proud that my son shows great enthusiasm to helping others. I hope that through my kids, my Legacy of helping and serving will shine through.

The Rescue Aftermath Media Clip by Invisible Children

If you have time on your hands, seriously consider volunteering your time. Find something your passionate about, could be people, animals, earth, and ring a good Charity or NGO and ask if you can volunteer, alternatively you can go to Volunteering Australia and check out who needs a hand!

Posted by: Rebecca

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Journal 17/01/2010

Posted: January 17, 2010 in Journals
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So its been quite a while since i’ve written a journal  entry, so i had a bit of time today so i thought i’d update.

Well its been a huge start to 2010 for me, i’m now at “at home” activist and mum! Actually feels nice after working for the last 2.5 years.  Still suffering the after effects of my surgery (medication and i arn’t agreeing!) so i resigned my job (after lots of contemplating) and finished up in December, 2009.

Christmas with my kids and family was great, as usual we were at my mums house celebrating and then off to her “ocean house” as the kids call it for some R&R (crappy weather kept us out of the ocean and the kids wern’t too happy).

2010 kicked off for me with a big “snore” hehehe. i was sleeping through it, not really one to celebrate as with the little one’s we don’t usually go party it up. The joys of parenthood!

So this year i’m going to be focusing on my health and doing some Volunteering as well as maybe a bit of study. I’ve got some exciting things planned to venture into this year and am looking forward to the direction my life is taking.

In the last few days i’ve been watching the reports regarding the Haiti Earthquake and it’s been such a sad time for the Hatians in the last few years my thoughts and prayers go out to them and all in Haiti right now.

I urge everyone to donate even just $1 to Compassion Australia Help Haiti Fund – “The organisation has committed 100 per cent of funds raised through the Haiti Earthquake Disaster Appeal to the people of Haiti. Compassion is not withholding ANY funds for administration purposes.”

You can watch a video message here, from the C.E.O of Compassion about the Haiti Earthquake.

I hope that you can all give a little to help alot of people in Haiti.


Rebecca (*Freeuganda)