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Thanks for volunteering …

Thanks for volunteering your time and experience with Neighbour Day.

Every little bit helps!

We received more than 150 responses to our survey, which will help us to better understand what is really happening in communities across Australia around Neighbour Day ... AND how we can best support you to connect with your neighbours year round.

Five $50 cash cards were randomly awarded to survey respondents. Congratulations to Emily and Graham of SA; Mark and Aroha of QLD; and Robyn of NSW.

To find out what we learned from Neighbour Day 2016 check out the highlights below.
We promise to share our findings from Neighbour Day 2017 in the coming months.
 
What we learned from Neighbour Day 2016

The benefits of volunteering ... 

 
In May 2017, Relationships Australia’s monthly online survey asked website visitors to report on their level of volunteering and perceptions of the benefits of volunteering to both recipients and volunteers.
  
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Volunteering keeps people mentally healthy!

Act-Belong-Commit hosted a Volunteering Competition to celebrate National Volunteer Week in May. Read the winning entry from Kendall,  "Volunteering, on my own, with friends, my children and family, gives me a sense of belonging. I feel like I've helped, and my contribution makes a difference…”  
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Take one, Leave one …

Neighbour Day would love to hear about very neighbourly Winter actions which are happening across Australia. Visit us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and share your stories.

We spotted this great initiative of Canberra City Uniting Church – The Winter Coat Project.   The idea is that if you have a coat you're happy to leave, hang it on the rack, and anyone who needs a coat can take a coat. They said, “ As minimum temperatures in Canberra plunge below zero, it will be good to think of our coats and our community spirit keeping people warm.”
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