Volunteering is a great way to meet new people
If you have just moved to a new area or just want to meet new people and develop friendships then consider volunteering as a way to get involved in your community.
It is reaffirming to see that your role as a volunteer can strengthen your commitment to helping others when you can see the benefits to both the recipient of your efforts and to yourself. This voluntary act of giving is much more comfortable than "charity" because it upholds the self-esteem of those with whom you volunteer.
Curtin University careers department state that,
“Volunteering or community service work is fast becoming an essential part of a stand-out resume. Employers are looking for evidence of commitment, loyalty and a strong desire to contribute to the success of society, all of which volunteering demonstrates. It also aids personal growth and the development of transferable skills.”
So what are you waiting for?