When Carla Roncati- Rodriguez moved far away from her home country, Brazil, to live with her husband and three kids in Australia, she experienced a completely different culture.
Just six months after her arrival, Carla felt something was missing from her new life. It was volunteering that helped her feel whole.
"When I arrived here in Australia, I felt I needed to start volunteering again," Carla explained, "I realised what had been missing - it was helping people."
Living in the countryside of Brazil, Carla's life experiences were very different from her new life here. The need in rural Brazil is great and helping people was something Carla grew up doing from a young age.
"Helping people voluntarily was a part of family life back in Brazil; a part of our culture," she says, "It is just something that I've naturally learnt to be a part of. My whole family used to help one another - even the two year olds. Helping anyone from young children, to the elderly or to teenagers; I know the life."