This week is National Volunteers Week. It is a way to thank volunteers who freely give their time and energy helping in their communities.
“Volunteers are the backbone of many organisations and our communities would not be the same without them,” Ross Vasta said.
Whether it be the volunteer coach for a kids sporting team, or the person who delivers meals on wheels to the elderly, all Australians benefit from the work of volunteers.
The theme for National Volunteer Week 2013 is “Thanks a Million”. Australians are encouraged to visit Volunteering Australia’s Facebook and Twitter pages to post their own messages of thanks to Australia’s 6.1 million volunteers and to download signs from the National Volunteer Week web page to print off and display around their workplace.
“Australians should do what they can to thank and support volunteers and to become volunteers themselves”.
Everyone has something to offer as a volunteer, and every contribution, no matter how big or small, is extremely valuable.
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