Thank you! From all us at the Cairns RSL Sub Branch

Volunteers are the heart of the Cairns RSL Sub Branch and an integral part of all levels of our operations. We are forever grateful for the time and dedication you give to ensure our Defence Family are cared for. 

Volunteers help with fundraising, administrative tasks and operations, home and hospital visits, Poppy Services, Day Club, Military Museum, assisting with events.

Being a volunteer has lots of benefits. It can bring meaning and purpose to your life, while increasing your confidence and wellbeing. Volunteering can also relive stress, and alleviate symptoms of depression. As well as having a positive impact on your community, volunteering can improve your relationships.

What do you hope to get out of volunteer?

Volunteering can be very meaningful and enjoyable, and in turn be good for your mental health and wellbeing.

Volunteering can:

  • give you a sense of achievement and purpose
  • help you feel part of a community
  • help you feel better about yourself by improving your self-esteem and confidence
  • help you share your skills, learn new skills and create a better work-life balance
  • help combat stress, loneliness and social isolation, and depression
  • help you meet new people, which can help you feel more connected and valued
Social benefits of volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and build healthy relationships. It strengthens your ties to the community and exposes you to people with similar interests.

Volunteering also gives you the opportunity to practise and develop your social skills.

Because volunteering keeps you in regular contact with others, it can also help you develop a solid support base. As well as helping to protect you against stress and depression, volunteering can help with mental health recovery.

If you are interested in volunteering you can head over to our volunteer page for a list of positions or email our Volunteer Coordinator Gillian at



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