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The counter-cultural, rehumanising work of volunteers

As National Volunteer Week draws near (8 - 14 May), we draw your attention to this informative Eureka Street article by Fatima Measham where she explains "the spaces in which volunteers work usually points to the ways in which governments have failed and societies are broken. Soup vans, women's shelters, immigration detention — we find volunteers there, too. Volunteering is counter-cultural in some sense; it interferes with the idea that the only type of work worth doing returns dollars.”

Read the full article, here.




 
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