Mural makes its mark for National Volunteer Week

The City of Melville will mark National Volunteer Week from 7 to 14 May literally this year with the spray painting of a bright, colourful mural at Point Walter Boat Ramp Carpark

The mural which has been designed by artist Dan Duggan, and will be painted with the help of the PHAZE Youth Urban Art Group, will reflect the National Volunteer Week theme ‘Give Happy, Live Happy’, celebrating that not only are volunteers helping make the lives of others happier, they too are happier as a result.
 
City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the mural aims to raise awareness of volunteering and the different opportunities available locally in the City. 
 
“We are fortunate to already have a wonderfully dedicated community of volunteers in the City of Melville, but we hope the eye-catching mural that marks National Volunteer Week will spark interest from people of all ages and backgrounds to consider volunteering,” said Mayor Aubrey
 
“Volunteering not only directly impacts the wellbeing and happiness of others in our community, it is also hugely rewarding for the volunteer and provides a great sense of purpose and connection,”
 
“The mural is the result of a wonderful collaborative project between the Melville Volunteer Resource Centre (MVRC), the commissioned artist and members of the PHAZE Urban Art Group, whose vision and skill will result in a vibrant and inspiring artwork for this public space.”
 
Artist Dan Duggan works with PHAZE painters throughout the process from developing the design concept to planning logistics of the paint days. They can be seen in action at the Point Walter Boat Ramp carpark on Burke Drive from 13 to 14 May. 
 
Residents interested in volunteering are encouraged to visit the Melville Volunteering Resource Centre (MVRC) pop up stands during National Volunteering Week. City of Melville’s friendly staff will be on hand to chat about opportunities at Civic Square Library in Booragoon on Tuesday, 9 May from 9.00am to 3.00pm, and at AH Bracks Library in Melville on Wednesday, 10 May from 9.00am to 4.30pm.
 
The MVRC is an initiative of the City of Melville supported through funding from the Department for Local Government and Communities and provides a central point for volunteering enquiries and a support resource for over 200 community organisations that involve volunteers.
 
The Centre maintains a register of the many diverse and interesting volunteering positions available across the City of Melville, with a focus on making it easy for people to access information about volunteering, volunteering positions and community organisations all in one visit.
 
MVRC services include:
Connecting locals with volunteering resources
Providing resources and support to potential volunteers
Providing information, support and resources to Volunteer Coordinators and groups involving volunteers
Increasing the profile of volunteering across the community 
Supporting volunteer recognition events.
 
To contact the Melville Volunteer Resource Centre call 9364 0662 or 9364 0669, email volunteering@melville.wa.gov.au or visit www.melvillecity.com.au/volunteering