At Make A Difference Community we firmly understand the importance of rolling up our sleeves and getting involved at the grass roots level of helping others.

This very interesting Ted talk by Elizabeth Dunn explains why donating some money to a random charity does not make us feel amazing. There is no doubt helping others makes us happier but it really does matter how we do it.

Click this link to watch the video: Helping others makes us happier – but it matters how we do it. 

Have you read much of Simon Sinek? He wrote “Start With Why.” Simon has been a big influence and he explains we are “social animals” and we are designed to live in communities and look after each other.

The consistent message from the experts and our experience is you need to be more involved if you really want to “feel better” about helping others.

What does “feel better” mean?  It really does depend on you. However, the more you physically “get involved” the greater the impact is likely to be. At Make A Difference Community we are always on the look out for intimate volunteering experiences where our supporters can enjoy helping others at the “grass roots” level.

Why Volunteer

Encouraging your employees, clients, prospects and family to volunteer with these amazing charities is critical to eradicating hunger in our country.

The only way to truly connect more of us to solve this problem is to physically contribute. Only then do people realise so many in our community are enduring tremendous stress worrying about where their food is going to come from.

The more we give, the happier we feel. Volunteering increases self-confidence. You are doing good for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of accomplishment… And the better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to have a positive view of your life and future goals.

Volunteer at FareShare Kitchen in Abbotsford

FareShare is the largest charity kitchen in Melbourne that prepares over 5,000 meals every day.

The Make A Difference Team and clients have volunteered with this amazing organisation many times.

This is a great experience for teams, family and friends. (Age 16 plus)

At the end of the session we have usually created well over 1,000 sausage rolls and hundreds of quiches.

Cost is $75 per head with all money going to FareShare.
All volunteers will also receive a Kenshi Charity Candle worth $38.50 each. These amazing candles fund 3kg of pasta when purchased and make a fantastic personal or corporate gift.

For any inquiries, please email kien@makeadifference.community.

Make Kenshi Charity Candles with the Chin Community

Bring along employees, friends and family to experience the process of making Kenshi Candles in St Albans. You will hear firsthand the plight of the Chin people, enjoy some authentic Chin cuisine and engage fully within their community. We have enormous admiration for the Chin people who are so welcoming and continue to make the most of every opportunity.

$70 per head inclusive of a traditional Burmese lunch and 2 Kenshi Candles that you have made. 

Please email kien@makeadifference.community if you have other chosen dates and wait for the confirmation.