The significant contribution of our volunteers will be officially recognised during National Volunteer Week (18-25 May), which is themed Changing Communities, Changing Lives.
Administrator Lydia Wilson thanked all volunteers across the City of Whittlesea for their valuable assistance in the community, particularly in the current pandemic environment.
“The positive impact volunteers have on people’s quality of life is immeasurable, and we’re grateful for their kindness and support to those in the community who need it the most,” Ms Wilson said.
“This year’s theme is very fitting because our volunteers are really changing lives for so many people in need.
“We are seeing many examples of care shown to people that need immediate assistance with basic items such as food and clothing delivered through our volunteers.”
Council’s 75 volunteers mostly support our ageing community and people living with a disability.
Michael Leeson has been delivering meals and driving the planned activity group bus for five years.
“It’s been a very rewarding experience, and is very personally satisfying,” he said.
“It gives me something to do and I meet nice people. Helping people makes you feel important, it gives you a warm feeling.”
Volunteering Australia invites the community to ‘Wave Your Appreciation for Volunteers’ by drawing a smile on your hand and waving.
Upload your wave photo to social media and share using the hashtags #NVW2020 and #waveforvolunteers, and tag Volunteering Australia.
For more information or to register as a volunteer contact Council on 8401 6223.