Council Recognises Efforts of All Volunteers – National Volunteer Week
Published on 21 May 2020
National Volunteer Week is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of volunteers. The theme for National Volunteer Week 2020 is “Changing Communities. Changing Lives”
This year’s theme is so pertinent to Greater Hume Council due to the impacts of drought, fires on ours and neighbouring communities and the lives and livelihoods of many of our residents and families. To be followed by the current COVID-19 situation change is unprecedented and it is now more important than ever to recognise and acknowledge the generous contribution and ongoing support of our many volunteers.
“Our communities have certainly been changed and many lives have been impacted, and in times like these our communities pull together and this year volunteering has played a major part,” said Mayor, Cr Heather Wilton.
Holbrook and Culcairn SES, Holbrook-Walla Walla Meals on Wheels, Culcairn Red Cross, Henty Men’s Shed, Culcairn Uniting Church First Tuesday Club, Jindera Bushfire Brigade, Henty Lions Club and Jindera Pioneer Museum were identified as significant groups to be commended for the work that their many volunteers have done over a long time and particularly in recent times. Between these eight groups there are approximately 244 volunteers contributing their skills and experience to the Greater Hume communities. Combined, they have contributed more than 239 years of service to our communities with Henty Red Cross set to celebrate 85 years of service this year.
“Greater Hume Council has formally acknowledged the outstanding efforts of all our hardworking volunteers and their vital contribution to changing communities and changing lives. To all of our volunteers, Thank You,” said Mayor, Cr Heather Wilton.