It conveys the full picture of volunteering in Australia - the diversity of volunteers, the range of activities in which they are involved, their successes and frustrations, and the personal benefit and pleasure from volunteering. Inspiring and joyful reading.
Volunteers are vital! One in five Australians over fifteen years of age work not for pay, but for other rewards. Enthusiasm, passion and humour infuse these stories that reflect the interests and concerns of all Australians - our love of sport and the arts, our interest in the environment, justice, health, education, rural Australia and heritage. Australian Volunteers at Work celebrates the launch of the International Year of Volunteers in 2001.