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Fair highlights work of volunteers

 

Wodonga's second annual Volunteers Fair will serve as a thank you for the city's brigade of hard-working helpers as well as highlight volunteering opportunities.

The fair is on Saturday, May 26 from 11am to 2pm in Woodland Grove.

The fair is held during National Volunteers Week which is held from May 21 to May 27 and recognises the invaluable work of volunteers.

In Wodonga more than 2700 people volunteer for an organisation or group, according to the latest Census data.

Wodonga Mayor Cr Anna Speedie said volunteers contributed an invaluable amount of time and energy to a wide range of services, events and committees across the city that without their generosity, would simply cease to exist. 

"During National Volunteer Week this week, Wodonga Council would like to acknowledge and say ‘thank you’ to all the volunteers who make a real difference to our community," she said.

"Our volunteers welcome visitors to Wodonga at the Bonegilla Migrant Experience and to our events and festivals.  

"Young volunteers help organise and run music events, like FReeZA, and other youth events including the Red Carpet Youth Awards and REDFest while volunteers at the Felltimber Community Centre and Baranduda Community Centre assist on a range of projects and committees.

"Volunteers also help out at our library, at Arts Space Wodonga and even our waste transfer station".

Wodonga Council is one of a host of organisations who rely on volunteers to provide essential services.

Other organisations who are heavily reliant on volunteers are represented here today including the CFA, St Johns Ambulance, The Girl Guides, Wodonga Dog Rescue, Junction Support Services, Westmont Community Care and the Disability Information Advocacy Service.

The fair includes a free barbecue, market stalls promoting volunteer opportunities, live music, face painting and more.

All volunteers and potential volunteers are welcome.

Find out more here.


Last updated: 22-05-2018

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