This week is National Volunteer Week (18 to 24 May) and Central Goldfields Shire Council is marking the occasion by publicly acknowledging its volunteers and saying thank you.
Council has 70 volunteers across the organisation who each play a key role in delivering services and programs every day. Without volunteers, the delivery of these services and programs would not be possible.
Council’s volunteer duties include:
Aged and Community Care: Our volunteers are critical to the delivery of our Meals on Wheels service and are also involved in our valuable Social Support team who take clients on regular outings in the region.
Library: Book deliveries to households once a month to those who have an ongoing or temporary inability to visit the Maryborough Regional Library
Youth: Delivery of the Engage! Youth Program, Victorian Youth Week events, Teenage Holiday Program and FReeZA events
Central Goldfields Art Gallery:Front of house and administration duties, events and education programs
Visitor Information Centre:Hosting and evaluating Council events, distributing visitor information and directing visitors to points of interest and conducting short visitor surveys
L2P program: Helping learner drivers gain their 120 hours of driving to undertake their probationary driving test
Energy Breakthrough: An impressive 1,000 volunteers who set up and pack up, judging, marshalling, stage support, media and administration of this hallmark event.
Pound: Dog walking, general care and companionship of animal during their stay.
Central Goldfields Shire Council CEO Lucy Roffey said volunteers were integral in Council being able to provide valuable community services and programs.
“Without our dedicated volunteers, Council would not be able to provide many of its vital services and programs such as Meals on Wheels, L2P, Engage! Youth and the Energy Breakthrough.
“Together you provide countless hours to delivering our services and events to our community every day and for that we say thank you.”
Central Goldfields Shire Chief Administrator Noel Harvey thanked all volunteers in the community for their hard work.
“Our Shire is made up of many wonderful, hardworking volunteers. Congratulations and thank you to all volunteers who help out in our service and community groups. Your hard work is appreciated and valued.”