LET’S here it for volunteers.
From delivering meals to the elderly, assisting at the hospital to caring for abandoned animals and saving people’s lives; volunteers are the backbone of our community.
Volunteers provide essential services to accommodate needs in our community, and without them those needs wouldn’t be met.
Mandurah has an endless list of non-profit organisations which rely on volunteers to continue their dedicated community work.
Meals on Wheels, Friends of the Hospital, Food Bank, K9, the SES and plenty more wouldn’t exist without the commitment of their loyal volunteers.
Volunteers, of all ages, tirelessly dedicate their spare time in helping the community and most of the time to so without any thanks or recognition.
But this week the more than 600,000 volunteers in Australia, including the thousands in Mandurah, were acknowledged for their commitment and effort in keeping the community running.
National Volunteer Week was celebrated across the country with events thanking those who graciously carry on working without any thanks or pay.
The national event is an opportunity to give thanks and applaud hundreds of thousands of dedicated volunteers who give their time each day, each week and each month to support their fellow Western Australians and Australians.
Mandurah has a strong community full of remarkable volunteers who give up their time to help others and were acknowledged with several events held around town.
But volunteers shouldn’t be just acknowledged and thanked once a year; they should be appreciated all the time.
So next time you run into a volunteer give them a smile and thank them for their time and effort in helping our community run smoothly.