Volunteering to improve confidence in disadvantaged kids

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The charity St Vincent De Paul runs camps for young people who live in poverty, aiming to provide help to boost their confidence and social skills.

Crystal Nicholas interviews Christian Dileo, aged 21, who has assisted at these camps over the past five years and has grown his volunteering into a passion, motivated by helping those in disadvantaged situations.

Children who live in low-income households are more prone to being socially excluded (Uniting Care Australia, 2020, p2). Research by the University of New South Wales and the Australian Council of Social Service found that in Australia in 2020, more than one in six children under the age of 15 live below the poverty line (2020, p9).