Better Together- Council to celebrate National Volunteer Week 2022


Annually, in May, Federation Council celebrates all community volunteers by inviting them together to celebrate and connect with Council and the wider volunteer community.

The celebration recognizes each volunteer for the vital role they play within the Federation community and celebrates them with a lunch, entertainment and a guest speaker.

This year Council’s Volunteer Recognition Celebration will be hosted on Sunday, May 22 at the Waterfront Pavilion in Urana.

Lunch will be provided by the Urana Bowls Club and drinks will be available at bar prices, with live music by local musician, Marcus Osborne.

This year’s volunteer week theme is ‘Better Together’ with Council thrilled to announce the 2022 guest speakers invited to the speak at the event are Federation Council’s Citizens of the Year from 2018 to 2022 – Peter Seeliger (2018), Liz Seeliger (2020), Vivian Spilva (2021), and Lauren and Dean Holgate (2022).

Federation Council Mayor, Pat Bourke said this year Council is looking forward to bringing everyone together.

“Volunteers bring so much positivity to Federation Council and we know the critical role they play in empowering individuals, in fostering active citizenship and in building inclusive and resilient communities in which we can all flourish,” he said.

“We know, because of the great volunteers that we have at Federation Council and other volunteers that we know in our communities that volunteering has many benefits for those individuals who volunteer, the organisations to which they contribute and society as a whole. Council will continue to recognise the contribution our local volunteers make and I cannot wait for this year’s celebration.”

Free bus transfers are available from Corowa, Howlong, Mulwala and Oaklands. Bookings for lunch and bus transfers are available for booking now or you can call Council’s Visitor information centre on (02) 6033 3221.

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