It’s National Volunteers Week from 17-23 May, and the MidCoast has much to celebrate – with a staggering 16,000 volunteers across our region, we are enormously thankful for the huge contribution our volunteers make every day.
“MidCoast Council is thanking its 2,000 volunteers this week with a number of events across the region,” said Mayor David West.
“We want to thank them in person for their tireless work for the benefit of their community, and we also enjoy the chance to spoil them – just a little.”
“We will all enjoy the volunteers thank you events even more, as we missed out last year due to COVID restrictions,” added the Mayor.
“There are many opportunities for volunteers across MidCoast Council – from beautifying parks and reserves, to providing valuable support in libraries, art gallery and the entertainment centre, along with many other roles in community services, tourism, reference groups, heritage and graffiti removal.”
Whether volunteers have a passion for the performing or visual arts, a knack for gardening, a love of their local area to share with visitors or are simply able to offer companionship and assistance to older residents or people living with disability, there’s a role for everyone at MidCoast Council.
Now’s the perfect time to consider which service you’d like to volunteer with to help change your community.
“Volunteers enhance the services we deliver in many ways – they make things better, add a human touch, bring new skills and talents and in some cases, provide a service that simply wouldn’t exist without them,” Cr West said.
“The generosity of spirit, the sense of community and the willingness of MidCoast locals to roll up their sleeves and donate their skills, time and effort to help others or ‘make things better’ sets us apart from other communities.
“It says a lot about the kind of community we are here.”
To celebrate our amazing volunteers and take a peek at videos featuring some of our local unsung heroes – visit midcoast.nsw.gov.au/volunteer and find out more about volunteering with Council.