Recognition of volunteering work through ANU+ is a great way to develop your skills and create a positive impact during your university life.
I have improved my leadership skills through volunteering as I had the pleasure to work with people from an array of backgrounds and professional careers. From my experience, the best part of volunteering was the sense of connectedness with myself while gaining professional skills that are required for the workforce. I was not only developing my skills, but my role within organisations was just as valuable for the establishments to continue functioning; it was a win-win situation.
One of the other great things doing ANU+ was to be able to synthesise in words what I have learned from my volunteering journey. I became more empathetic to people and aware of challenges that Canberra experiences and so then I took an active part in the community to make a difference. Volunteering is a great opportunity to identify your own values and discover fields that interest you.
It only takes a small effort to get started in ANU+, and you're on your way to creating your own meaningful journey!
Read more about the ANU+ program and learn how to get started!