Australia’s senior army of volunteers.

Did you know that Australians aged 65 years and over contribute almost $39 billion each year in unpaid caring and voluntary work?

No matter which way you look at it, that is an extraordinary number of extraordinary senior Australians doing their bit to build better, stronger communities.

And what is remarkable about all of them all is that they go about their work quietly and with a minimum of fuss, keeping our community humming along.

They don’t seek accolades, promotion or applause. Indeed, most would be embarrassed by that.

Instead, they are driven and motivated by a far more profound belief. They give because it feels right and it is the right thing to do.

They know that you get back far more than you could ever give out.

And they know the inherent value of a smile, a helping hand, those small gestures that have a big impact.

It’s about building inclusive and caring communities. It’s about lending a hand and stretching out the arm of friendship.

Where would we be without them?

In the community.

Anna Baric supported Canteen by participating in Road Raise.

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At Beyond Bank, we know that the opportunity for people to "give-back" to their communities is incredibly rewarding. As a B Corp, we are committed to supporting our people. It's why we encourage our staff to volunteer with organisations like Canteen.
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Scammers following flood-impacted communities.

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Scammers in flood-affected areas are posing as government employees, insurers and charity groups working hard to restore impacted communities. Always be alert to scam and fraud activities following a natural disaster.
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Supporting Canteen by participating in Road Raise.

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Through our staff volunteering program, Stephen, one of our Community Development Managers, is supporting Canteen by participating in Road Raise in March, riding 1,000km over seven days to raise money
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