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Find ‘happy’ through volunteering

Published on Friday 5 May, 2017

Volunteers hand stack

To mark National Volunteer Week 2017, the City of Gosnells is encouraging residents to step forward and get actively involved in their community through volunteering. 

On Thursday 25 May, from 11am to noon, the City’s e-Volunteer Hub will host a free Step into Volunteering presentation.

City of Gosnells Deputy Mayor Julie Brown said the National Volunteer Week theme ‘Give Happy, Live Happy’ perfectly captured the essence of volunteering.

“Giving back to your community through volunteering is extremely rewarding and many volunteers enjoy great personal satisfaction from the difference they make to other people’s lives,” she said.

“This informal session will be of great value to anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or those looking for new volunteering experiences.”

Residents can learn about local volunteering roles and hear first-hand from guest speakers about how they contribute to their community.

“The City has a great network of volunteers and really appreciates the efforts of each and every one of them, but there are always places for more volunteers,” Cr Brown said.

This free, no obligation session will highlight the benefits of volunteering, the rights and responsibilities of volunteers and the types of opportunities available.

A display for community members will be held in the customer service area of the City’s Civic Centre during National Volunteer Week from 8 to 14 May.

To attend the Step into Volunteering event at The Agonis in Gosnells, please contact the e-Volunteer Hub by Monday 22 May on 9397 3123 or volunteering@gosnells.wa.gov.au. Bookings are essential, as refreshments and showbags will be provided.