The Victorian Liberals are making their play for volunteers with sponsored posts on Facebook. According to the advertisement, volunteers will find themselves more employable:

“Volunteering during an Election Campaign is a great way to help your community, be part of a team and meet new people.

“It’s also a great way to put yourself ahead of the competition when it comes to applying for your next job. 95% of employers agree that volunteering can be a credible way of gaining real-work experience and hiring managers say that volunteer experience is looked upon favourably during the recruitment process.

“Volunteering is a great way to augment your resume, particularly if you are new to the workforce, or looking at changing careers.”

We’re sure young Liberals looking for a career path will turn up to drinks next Friday night — the youth branch of the party is hosting an event with newly minted Senator James Paterson and candidate for Goldstein Tim Wilson in Melbourne. Maybe the Institute of Public Affairs will have a rush of applications when prospective MPs realise how quickly they could find themselves in Parliament.

Peter Fray

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