University of Newcastle - UniCrew
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Volunteering Australia defines volunteering as;
Time willing given for the common good and without financial gain.

Uni Crew volunteers give their time to enhance not only their University experience through developing social connections, and develop tangible skills that they can carry through their degree and onto future employment.

Along with enhancing their personal experiences, Uni Crew volunteers support activities and events to enhance the University Community's overall experience, as well as giving back to the wider Community.
volunteering made me know myself more, and it helped me define my career aspirations. Although I am happy to graduate, I will miss everyone, and those activities that made my days more beautiful.
Maram Mohamed,
Surprising benefits of volunteering
Whether it is developing your employability skills, improving your communication, meeting new people, or just the feeling of giving back, volunteering provides a range of benefits!
Opening the door to life satisfaction - “Satisfaction with life is at least partially dependent on living a life with purpose and meaning,” says alumnus Dr. Tim Sharp (PhD(Medicine) ’98) who is affectionately referred to as ‘Dr. Happy’. “Volunteering provides both these things in spades.

You'll get a helpers high - Helping others triggers the reward pathway in the brain known as the mesolimbic system. It releases “feel-good” neurotransmitters such as oxytocin and vasopressin.

Feel a sense of belonging - Volunteering is a great way to promote and develop strong social networks. This is because of what’s called “prosocial behavior”, which means that what we’re doing benefits other people – this can be seen in helping, sharing, donating and volunteering.
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