City Celebrates Volunteers’ Extraordinary Efforts
The City of Melville is celebrating National Volunteer Week 2009 by highlighting the outstanding efforts of volunteers who help make the City such a great place to live.
This year’s National Volunteer Week, which runs from 11 to 17 May, is themed “Volunteers: Everyday People, Extraordinary Contribution”. The City of Melville would like to acknowledge and thank its volunteers, who make an enormous contribution to improving the lives of others and help make the City a diverse, caring community.
Mayor Russell Aubrey said the City of Melville prided itself on the generous spirit of its residents, many of who contributed to the community through volunteering. “Volunteers are involved in the delivery of many City of Melville services including Social English classes, Meals on Wheels, computer classes for seniors, Youth Advisory Council (YAC), environmental services, museums and local history services, and so much more,” he said. “Volunteers help create positive change on so many levels – to individuals, and also within the wider community. A big thank you on behalf of the City of Melville to all volunteers - for helping to make such a fantastic difference.”
Melville Volunteer Resource Centre (MVRC) Coordinator Nicola Schuman said National Volunteer Week was the perfect time to recognise the efforts of all volunteers. “The MVRC coordinates and provides volunteering opportunities in the area,” she said. “It supports more than 100 community organisations in the City of Melville, and in the last year has linked more than 1,200 residents to volunteer roles.”
“We also strive to increase the profile of volunteering and support events that provide recognition for those who so generously give their time for others,” she said. “Many people don’t realise the diversity of the roles available. We have volunteers in traditional roles, such as Meals on Wheels drivers and assistants – but there are also opportunities to be a sports coach, gallery assistant, stage manager, radio assistant, storyteller, gardener, or even a mechanic. The range of roles available really reflects the diversity of our fabulous volunteers.”
To enquire about volunteering in the City of Melville, phone the MVRC on 9364 0153, email email@example.com or click here. For more information about National Volunteer Week, click here.