Volunteers are a vital community resource in Wellington Shire, generously giving their time and skills for free to communities and organisations, so this week, until Sunday 23 May, Wellington Shire Council is marking National Volunteer Week by celebrating those who work to improve the lives of others.
Right across the week, Council’s Be Kind Wellington Facebook group will be recognising the many people across our shire who lend a helping hand -and locals will be asked to nominate a volunteer they appreciate by tagging them in any of Be Kind Wellington’s National Volunteer Week posts.
At the end of the week, one lucky tagged volunteer will win a $250 voucher to spend at a local business, while the organisation they volunteer at will win a $250 donation from Council.
“The past year or so been the most challenging of times, but our many volunteers have gone above and beyond, helping people and keeping our community networks connected,” Wellington Shire Council Mayor Garry Stephens said.
“Volunteers really are an invaluable resource in Wellington and I’m pleased to see them celebrated,” Cr Stephens added.
There are a wide range of volunteering options available across Wellington Shire, including through Council. They all help people develop new skills, make friends, and feel happier and healthier, while also make a difference in other people’s lives.
To make a difference, find a volunteering organisation at www.volunteeringinwellington.com.au.
To nominate a volunteer and give them a chance to win a voucher and donation, head to Be Kind Wellington at www.facebook.com/groups/BeKindWellington.
Find out more about our 'thank you to volunteers campaign' and how you can get involved by watching the video below.