Let's celebrate Volunteer Week
Published on 18 May 2022
National Volunteer Week celebrations are being held all across the nation from 16-22 May.
Deputy Mayor Peter Lawless said this week of celebrations highlighted the role of volunteers in the community.
"It gives everyone the chance to say thank you," Cr Lawless said.
"It is also a timely reminder to encourage those who may not currently be engaged in volunteering activities, to search out opportunities to do so.
"On behalf of Moira Shire Council, I extend a sincere thank you to the many people who generously volunteer their time and effort for the betterment of local communities."
Cr Lawless said almost 400 volunteers put their hands up to assist Council manage community facilities, open spaces, and sit on various advisory committees and reference groups.
"Their contributions are invaluable and have made a profound impact within our communities and society as a whole," he said.
"Then there are the literally hundreds of volunteers who give their time to Meals on Wheels, L2P learner drivers, the various opportunity shops, emergency services, sporting groups, and the countless other ways members of our community generously donate their time and efforts to make our shire the best place it can be."
Cr Lawless said the recent Australia Day Award ceremony highlighted the excellent work of volunteers across the shire.
"I am overwhelmed by the calibre of our dedicated volunteers," he said.
"We will be highlighting each of the winners of these awards on our Facebook page with interviews with Citizen of the Year Deb Fowler and Young Citizen of the Year Lachlan Ross, as well as features on the organisations and events which took out awards.
"Thank you to all volunteers across our communities, you have made Moira Shire a much better place because of your dedicated and selfless service."