Call for corporate volunteers

Volunteer Andre Othenin-Girard, SCU student Clair Morana and co-ordinator of Volunteering Northern Rivers, Jeannette Tyler, at the programs launch.

When Claire Morana volunteered to organise the launch of the Corporate Volunteering program, the experience was so profound she changed her university subjects in order to make them more relevant to the concept.

The second-year SCU business students experience is not unusual and highlights the way in which corporate and volunteer organisations can benefit each other, according to the co-ordinator of Volunteering Northern Rivers, Jeannette Tyler.

Volunteering Northern Rivers, which operates out of the Lismore Neighbourhood Centre, co-ordinates volunteers for more than 100 Far North Coast not-for-profit organisations.

The launch of Corporate Volunteering recently as part of Volunteers Week will allow local employers and employees to volunteer their skills, knowledge and resources to these organisations, while at the same time providing businesses with a broader understanding of the communities in which they operate.

The idea of business being able to contribute is an exciting one which offers rewards to both parties, Jeannette said.

For details on how your business can participate contact Volunteering Northern Rivers on 6621 7397.


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