A free picnic with entertainment, wellness activities and an exclusive viewing of the Community Art Exhibition were all on offer for volunteers in the City of Gosnells last Saturday 22 May.

More than 70 volunteers and their families attended the picnic at Gosnells Town Square to celebrate National Volunteers Week.

City of Gosnells Mayor David Goode said volunteers were the heart of the community.

“Without volunteers, life in the City of Gosnells wouldn’t be the same,” he said.

“Volunteers are essential to community sport, crafts, entertainment, health support, community safety, and many more aspects of our community.

“Volunteeers give their time, energy and enthusiasm to connect our community together, and we can’t thank them enough.”

Mayor Goode added that, as part of the event, volunteers were asked to describe what volunteering meant to them in three words, with the most common responses being ‘fun and rewarding’.

The theme of National Volunteers Week this year is ‘Recognise, Reconnect, Reimagine’, which is about celebrating volunteers and their efforts, reconnecting to what is important in people’s lives and communities, and finding new ways to support volunteers.

For information about volunteering in the City of Gosnells, visit gosnells.wa.gov.au.

Photo 1 – Corporate Hands therapists provided volunteers with free massages