Friday, December 15, 2017

Shepparton to celebrate Volunteers Week

sadviser May 2, 2012

EVERY ONE COUNTS… From left, Shepparton Visitor Information Centre Volunteer, Bernice Blain giving some valuable local information to Natasha Duran and Vanessa Lozano from Barcelona, Spain. Photo: Alicia Zeqir.THE wonderful work done by volunteers in the Shepparton district will be celebrated during this year’s National Volunteer Week, May 14 to 20.
State Member for Shepparton, Jeanette Powell said the week will highlight the wonderful contribution made by volunteers in so many areas, including charities that give to those in need, healthcare, sporting and recreation clubs, education, arts and social justice.
“Shepparton has a good culture of volunteering and many organisations would not exist if not for the generous and tireless work of volunteers,” Ms Powell said.
“Volunteers don’t generally expect recognition and this week gives the community the opportunity to thank them for their wonderful contribution.
“This year’s theme ‘Volunteers – Every One Counts’ sends an important message about how even a small commitment to volunteering can mean the difference in survival to charities, sporting clubs, health organisations and other organisations that help those in need.
“As a Meals on Wheels volunteer, I understand first hand how appreciative and grateful people are of the meals they receive.
“I congratulate our volunteers for their important contributions to our community, and I encourage people to consider a role as a volunteer if they are able to do so,” Ms Powell said.
For more information about National Volunteer Week and to order lapel pins or posters go to www.nationalvolunteerweek.com.au