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Christmas call for volunteers to fill 400 positions

Stop Revive Survive - Volunteers Cheryl Nyland and Jan Blanch giving Jasmin Hammant and Brad Bullock a coffee on their way to Sydney.
Stop Revive Survive - Volunteers Cheryl Nyland and Jan Blanch giving Jasmin Hammant and Brad Bullock a coffee on their way to Sydney. Blainey Woodham

THIS Christmas season Volunteering Gold Coast has one wish, to fill as many of its volunteer positions as possible.

The organisation has about 400 positions available in the Gold Coast and Tweed region.

Volunteering Gold Coast spokeswoman Emma Trapski said there was a huge range of positions from admins to arts and crafts.

As of 2006 volunteering had provided the Australian economy with about $14.6 billion of unpaid labour annually.

Miss Trapski said volunteering not only helps the community but allows people who volunteer to gain new skills and experience in the workforce.

"Volunteering is a great way to feel needed in the community," she said.

Volunteering Gold Coast is responsible for supplying most non-for-profit organisations and community events with volunteers in the Gold Coast and Tweed region.

Volunteer Katie Baines who volunteered last year and is continuing her volunteer work said she chose to volunteer because it allowed her to socialise and get work experience.

"It helps get a portfolio together," she said.



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