December is the perfect month to do some good by helping those most in need over the festive season.

Countless families are struggling at Christmastime and the pressure on them is often more challenging than any other time of year.

By sparing your time as a volunteer you could ease the burden on those in disadvantage at Christmas.

It can be a rewarding experience to make a difference to an individual’s Christmas and it could lead on to a more permanent volunteering post.

According to Volunteering Queensland, volunteering contributes to $11.6 billion annually to the economic, social, cultural and environmental wellbeing of Queensland.

Queenslanders aged 45-54 are most likely to volunteer and the majority of these volunteers are married with children.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering opportunities then Volunteering Queensland’s website hosts plenty of information.

The website is a great resource for both those individuals looking to volunteer and those organisations who need the support of volunteers.

It also has information on insurance, legal aspects, funding and grants and many other topics for organisations who are looking to create a volunteer workforce.

Just as importantly though, it has long-term volunteering positions available for people who want to give back to the community.

We know that Christmas can be a difficult time for many people and support those who want to continue living their lives with dignity.

There are some wonderful organisations looking for extra volunteers over the Christmas period.

So, if you have time to do some volunteering during the festive season then have a look for ways to get involved and make a difference to someone’s Christmas.

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