National Volunteers week is here again. It’s a celebration of selflessness and community spirit that kicks off on Monday 11 May.
Now in its 27th year, the theme for National Volunteers Week 2015 is ‘Give Happy, Live Happy’, because giving a little time for the wellbeing of the community can be an immensely rewarding experience.
Council’s Manager of Community Services, Simon Schweitzer, said that Volunteer’s Week recognises the valuable assistance made by local people who donate their time for no return.
“It’s safe to say that volunteers do not expect any reward for assisting the community, however, it is important to recognise their contributions and achievements.
“National Volunteering Week is a great opportunity for the community to say ‘thanks’ and to inspire others to give to local projects and services in some way.
“We see volunteers as an essential asset that provides the drive, enthusiasm and skill that keeps many of our important community services going.”
Council’s Volunteering Coordinator, Nathan Marshall said that Shire residents have a strong community focus and long history of volunteerism.
“Bega Valley Shire Council utilises the skills and knowledge of about 350 volunteers, including in the Regional Gallery, cemeteries, library services, sportsgrounds and through our hall committees,” he said.
If you are interested in volunteering for Bega Valley Shire Council please contact Volunteering Trainee, Bronty Burhop on 6499 2263 or firstname.lastname@example.org