One of these charities is United Care and she recently volunteered with their annual pancake day…

United care is a community service agency of the Uniting Church in Australia and forms part of the national Uniting Care Network.

They provide a wide range of services including shelter for the homeless, financial support, counseling, training and a range of other programs for bringing families together.

Mayor Aldridge volunteers for this charity because she wants to encourage young people to do the same.

Volunteering is a great way to build their confidence, interpersonal, customer service and communication skills, plus it looks good on your resume.

Gillian Aldridge

Mayor - Salisbury Council

Not only that volunteering is also a great way to get character references which are useful for those who have just finished school, and are entering into the job market.