Recognise, Reconnect, Reimagine is the theme for this year’s National Volunteer Week and there has never been a more fitting time to say thanks to the hundreds of volunteers across the municipality for their tireless work.
The strength of Mitchell Shire’s volunteer network came to the fore during the COVID-19 lockdowns, with volunteer groups mobilising to respond to community needs.
New initiatives were created, and Mitchell’s volunteer groups showed their resilience, creativity and commitment to making the community a safe and welcoming place.
Emerging from last year’s lockdowns, volunteer groups have sprung into action however, many have reported a shortage of new volunteers to replace those retiring.
To coincide with National Volunteer Week – 17-23 May – Mitchell Shire Council, with the support of the Victorian Government, will launch a new website to help potential volunteers find local opportunities.
The Volunteering Mitchell website is a one-stop-shop for volunteer organisations to promote volunteering roles and for community members to browse opportunities to get involved.