Tour de Office relies on around 40 wonderful volunteers every year to help our charity event to run smoothly. We were lucky enough to interview two of our amazing volunteers to discuss why they volunteer and their experience volunteering with Tour de Office.
One of our volunteers, Krishna, has volunteered for Tour de Office for the past few years and has been an amazing help every time. Last year he assisted the Commonwealth Bank in Sydney with their Tour de Office event week. Our other volunteer, Ibra, who had only volunteered for his first time last year had managed to create a lasting impression with our team with his positive attitude and enthusiasm. Ibra helped Tour de Office out in Melbourne last year working with Origin.
Why do you volunteer?
Krishna: It is my passion. I volunteer so that I can do something for the community and in turn keep myself busy. I’m retired so volunteering enables me to get out, stay active and meet new people.
Ibra: To get out and socialise and make connections.
What made you want to volunteer for Tour de Office?
Krishna: It was a great opportunity and Tour de Office had a great objective. It is really good to see companies look out for the health of their staff. Also, it was enjoyable to see office morale increase. You could see the office getting more active and as their activity and enthusiasm increased, so did their productivity.
Ibra: I volunteered for Tour de Office as I had some free time and wanted to use it in a good and productive way. Tour de Office was a really good cause and I worked alongside Beacon Foundation as well which works towards a really great cause too.
Do you volunteer for other charities?
Krishna: I do. I have volunteered for many charities. I’ve volunteered with the Starlight Foundation, for tennis tournaments and just last year I was a volunteer for the Invictus Games.
Ibra: Not yet as I don’t have the time but I would like to.
What is your favourite part of volunteering?
Krishna: I enjoy the customer service side. Meeting people and interacting with them. But at the end of the day, it’s nice knowing I have helped somebody with my time.
Ibra: Definitely the social aspect. It’s great talking to people and you never get bored.
Do you plan to volunteer again with Tour de Office?
Krishna: Yes! Very happily, I like the Tour de Office event.
Ibra: If I can find the time, most definitely!