In Australia there are a lot of organisations that hold different types of public and non-for-profit events all year round. Most of the people that help run the events are employees from the organisations and their roles are mostly arranging all of the equipment, facilities, managing personnel and event logistics. The rest of the staff are mostly made of volunteers. Volunteers are recruited for assistance on the day, and although there is no financial benefit, lots of people are keen to participate – especially international students. Practicing your English and making more friends are some of the reasons why being a volunteer has been a great benefit for me.
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