This week marks National Volunteers’ Week in Australia and Member for Glass House Andrew Powell wants to ensure our volunteers are recognised and thanked.
“It is a time to celebrate the way volunteers shape and contribute to our communities. If you’ve ever visited a community hall, neighbourhood centre or RSL, been helped by a rural fire brigade, school P&C or men’s shed, then you will know the generosity of our volunteers,” said Mr Powell
“There are so many organisations in Glass House that rely on volunteers…too many to name! This week we thank them. Our communities would not look the same without their passion and dedication.”
The National Volunteer Week theme for 2020 is “Changing Communities. Changing Lives.” Volunteers Australia have asked people to celebrate by uploading photos to social media waving for volunteers.
“I’ll certainly be uploading my wave for volunteers on social media, it’s the least I can do to celebrate our local volunteers who donate their time to help shape our neighbourhoods.”
“Volunteers are love in motion. They have a love for people, for helping others, for their communities and for giving back.”
“Many Glass House volunteers are also retired. They’ve well and truly earnt the right to relax and take it easy, but instead we see them dedicating time to bettering and improving their community.”
“So, this week, thank a volunteer. Or maybe even consider volunteering for a local organisation yourself! You’ll be helping others and it will feel great,” concluded Mr Powell.
Ends 20 May 2020