Volunteers are crucial to the success of our communities and organisations across Wellington Shire. It is a great way to support people or groups who need a helping hand.
As part of National Volunteer Week from Monday 8 May to Sunday 14 May, Wellington Shire Council is supporting community and neighbourhood houses across the Shire to host events that celebrate and appreciate the great work that our volunteers dedicate to their cause or passion.
Details on local events happening throughout National Volunteer Week can be found at www.wellington.vic.gov.au/volunteers2017.
Wellington Shire Council Mayor Carolyn Crossley says, “There are many ways in which people can volunteer and opportunities can be broad and varied for people who are willing to give it a go.
"Volunteers are often people who are working behind the scenes for groups, organisations, on projects, or just giving a hand to help a neighbour or person who needs support or assistance.
"Volunteer roles are hugely diverse and can range from helping out at your local neighbourhood house, through to delivering meals on wheels or even answering calls at Lifeline from people in crisis.
"Whether your volunteer contribution is big or small, the work you do can really make a difference in people’s lives," concludes the Mayor.
Volunteering can help people develop new skills, make new friends, and make you feel good knowing that you have helped to make a change in the community or transform a life.
You can start from any age, age is not a barrier to volunteering. Visit www.volunteeringinwellington.com.au to find out more about volunteering in Wellington Shire.