Southern Downs Regional Council invites volunteers from across the region to attend a free morning tea in celebration of their commitment to serving in our community.
Volunteering Australia defines volunteering as time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain and from 15 to 21 May National Volunteer Week will celebrate their commitment as The Change Makers.
Southern Downs Mayor Vic Pennisi said that volunteers are the engine room of our society and their contribution to the fabric of our community cannot be underestimated.
“Volunteers are the engine room of our society and they play a vital role in creating positive change in their communities and beyond. Their dedication and selflessness to help others creates a better future for us all” he said.
“Volunteering has the power to change the lives of both volunteers and those they help. Whether you are a seasoned volunteer or just starting your volunteer journey, your efforts make a true and meaningful difference to society.
“Through this important act of service a volunteer has the power to change not only the lives of those they help, but often the flow on effect for the volunteers themselves is better mental health and a true sense of community.”
In recognition of the vital role volunteers play in making the Southern Downs a great place to live, work, play and stay, Council will be hosting a morning tea in both Warwick and Stanthorpe and invite volunteers from across the entire Southern Downs to drop by and say g’day.
Event details as follows:
Date: Monday 15 May 2023
Warwick Town Hall, 72 Palmerin Street, Warwick
10:30am to 12:00pm
RSVP: Not required
Date: Tuesday 16 May 2023
Stanthorpe Civic Centre, 61 March Street, Stanthorpe
10:00am to 11:00am
RSVP: Not required
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