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Hands together for those who lend a hand

Wodonga Council is celebrating International Volunteer Day today and thanking all those who contribute to the local community to make it stronger and more resilient.

Wodonga Mayor Cr Anna Speedie said more than 300 volunteers make an enormous contribution across the Wodonga community.

“Volunteers strengthen our community in every way – by fostering relationships,  complementing services and supporting others who may be less fortunate,” Cr Speedie said.

“Many people volunteer to contribute or give back to the community, while others volunteer as part of their studies, to get some experience that may lead to employment, to socialise or network, or as part of their workplace.

“This day is a fantastic opportunity to pause and say thanks. Volunteers by definition are givers and it is lovely to be able to give something back and thank them for all their contributions. They certainly don’t go unnoticed.”

In Wodonga, volunteers help out at many different venues, events and activities from tree plantings to youth committees, Waste Transfer Station and the Visitor Information Centre. They vary widely in age, background, skills, and availability – and each one is valued enormously.

In May, Wodonga Council held its annual Volunteer of the Year Awards with tributes for the best individual (Pam Roth) and team (Bonegilla Migrant Experience with 13 volunteers).


Last updated: 05-12-2017

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