Volunteering offers 'Something for Everyone'

13 May 2024 |
13 May 2024

Southern Downs Regional Council is shining the light on the work done by the region’s army of volunteers and thanking them by hosting free morning teas in Warwick and Stanthorpe to celebrate National Volunteer Week.

Established in 1989, National Volunteer Week is the premier celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia and this year’s theme ‘Something for Everyone’ highlights that there’s a place for everyone in the world of volunteering.

Southern Downs Mayor Melissa Hamilton thanked the region’s volunteers for their invaluable contribution in making the Southern Downs the warm and welcoming community that it is.

“National Volunteer Week is an opportunity for our community to say a huge thank you to those residents who give their time and energy to local causes and community groups,” Mayor Hamilton said.

“Volunteering is a great way to strengthen your connection to community, to meet new people and to have fun.

“That the Southern Downs is known as a welcoming and friendly community is testament to our volunteers and community groups, who make us proud of our region.

“We encourage everyone to try one of the volunteer opportunities across the region. Whether you’re drawn to environmental causes, community welfare, education, sport or beyond, there’s a place where your efforts will be rewarded.

“Please join Council at one of our free morning teas in either Warwick or Stanthorpe to acknowledge and celebrate all of our dedicated volunteers.”

Stanthorpe RSL Services Club
10 – 11 am, Wednesday 22 May 2024

Warwick Town Hall
10 – 11 am, Thursday 23 May 2024

RSVP is essential. Contact Council’s Community Development Team at commdev@sdrc.qld.gov.au or on 1300 697 372 to advise contact details and event location.

Last edited date 13 May 2024