Celebrating National Volunteers Week 2020
V for Volunteering
The Centre for Participation say a big thank you to volunteers across Western Victoria for being the ‘heartbeat’ of our communities.
National Volunteer Week is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. At this uncertain time we feel that it is more important than ever to recognise and acknowledge Australia’s volunteers.
National Volunteer Week begins Monday May 18 and runs until Sunday 24 May. This years theme is ‘Changing Communities. Changing Lives’. ‘It’s a time when we tip our collective hats and say thank you for the tireless, wonderful work of volunteers in our communities,’ said Julie Pettet, CEO at the Centre for Participation.
As a mark of thanks, the Centre for Participation and the Volunteer Coordinators Network have published a series of postcards. WRSA Female Administrators Network, Edenhope Memorial Hospital, Horsham Rural City Council, Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN, Rural Northwest Health, West Wimmera Shire Council, Emma Kealy’s Office and Grampians Community Health have joined us to send postcards to volunteers across our communities.
Join the celebration on Zoom…
We invite volunteers from across the Wimmera to come together at 10am on Friday 22 May for an online morning tea to celebrate volunteers.
If you would like to join in, call 5382 5607 or email info@centreforparticipation to get a Zoom link and password.
Want to volunteer?
If you want to volunteer but don’t know where to start, Julie Pettett, CEO of the Centre for Participation in Horsham has a few ideas to help you on your way.
> Follow your passion – you’ll be happier and more effective volunteering in something you love
> Know what you want out of it – to meet people? change the world? care for animals? share skills? get a job?
> Contact Centre for Participation or a community group near you, to match your skills and needs, with volunteering vacancies