SpineOut : February 2011
Need to talk to someone? We should talk about it... There are lots of discussions going on around dinner tables about Australia’s National Anthem. Some think it’s hot and some like it not. Do you think this would make a good anthem? Read on ... serious stuff Just want to chat to figure out things? There is always someone out there who is keen to listen and help. Here are a few who are happy to listen ... Copyright © February / March 2011 Good Reading Magazine Pty Ltd What do you think? Ever thought of volunteering? Volunteers get lots back in return and are rewarded in more ways than one. Volunteering gives you: ✔ the opportunity to gain leadership skills ✔ confidence ✔ new friendships ✔ a fun positive experience ✔ the chance to do something meaningful ✔ a chance to share your experience and skills ✔ a chance to help others less fortunate or in difficult circumstances ✔ an opportunity to learn more about the world ✔ a sense of belonging and value What will it cost you? ✔ Your time ✔Abitofeffort So you’d like to volunteer? ✔ Think about what you’d like to do. ✔ Consider what skills you may be able to learn while volunteering. ✔ Select an organisation that supports the same values as you and will help you achieve the experience that you’re seeking There are lots of organisations to support, from your local sports clubs, community orchestras, to charities such as the Red Cross or St Vincent de Paul. Remember, do your research, find something that suits you, understand what you can manage to commit to and above all, enjoy the experience. do unto others ... Looking to attend university? We ask Roze, a current uni student, about what she’s studying and the pros and cons. The choices we make Roze Read on ...