The Nationals member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty is inviting residents of the Lowan electorate to celebrate Volunteers Week between 9th and 15th May.
“The theme of for the week will be “Volunteering – Every One Counts” – and it is an opportunity to raise the profile of volunteering and highlight that volunteering is important to our local communities and the contribution of all volunteers must be recognised,” Mr Delahunty said.
“This year’s theme also sends a strong message to existing volunteers that they are valued and that every single volunteer makes an important contribution to the community.”
Mr Delahunty said more than 6 million Australians volunteer each year.
“Volunteers are the backbone of any community, especially country communities and they provide much needed assistance to not only organisations but also to individuals,” Mr. Delahunty said.
Volunteering is not only giving to the community but there are many rewards gained from volunteer work such as meeting people, learning new skills and developing self-esteem.
“The theme for National Volunteers Week is “Volunteering – Every One Counts” and with all the pressures of life it is now, more than ever, that we need our volunteers to keep our sporting, arts and community organisations viable.
“People who volunteer not only gain personal satisfaction in helping others but also develop social networks, gain work experience and maintain existing skills.”
“The importance of volunteers cannot be underestimated. I take this opportunity to congratulate our volunteers for their wonderful contributions to our communities, and I also encourage others to take up the challenge to become a volunteer.”
“I believe in the philosophy “in giving we receive” so on behalf of all the people in the Lowan electorate I say a big thank you to all volunteers,” Mr. Delahunty said.