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Mayor Message - Making a world of difference - Mayor Liz Schmidt

This year marks 30 years since National Volunteer Week was established to recognise the efforts for our volunteers and to say thank you.

From 20 – 26 May 2019 we will celebrate our volunteers and highlight their valuable role in our community.

This year, Volunteering Australia announced the theme as ‘Making a world of difference’.
Our volunteers extend across all areas of our community including sports, cultural, education, aged care, tourism, emergency services and many more.

Being a volunteer can be such a rewarding experience and as much as you give it is returned to you.

Volunteering provides opportunities to explore new interests or pathways towards employment through skill development and networking

Volunteering Australia’s report “…found that 93% of volunteers saw positive outcomes as a direct result of their voluntary participation.”

As a council we wouldn’t be able to provide the services we do without our team of volunteers from the Visitor Information Centre, World Theatre and State Emergency Service.

For this National Volunteer Week, please reach out to a volunteer and say thanks and if you’re looking for a way to give back to the community, why don’t you ask a volunteer how you can volunteer too.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our community volunteers for all the hours of service they give this community. Many events, clubs and groups wouldn’t function without your support.

- Mayor Liz Schmidt

OGG 16 May 2019