- Public Notice
This week is National Volunteer Week and so I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers, who across many organisations and community groups on the West Coast, work hard to provide for and better our community. In particular, as today is Wear Orange Wednesday, I would like to acknowledge the hard work of our SES volunteers who in recent months have been working alongside the Government and other relevant parties to provide assistance to the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Normally, Council would host a volunteer appreciation event, sadly due to Covid-19 restrictions we will be unable to do so this year. We look forward to next year and hope we can celebrate our wonderful volunteers with you then! This pandemic has taught us more than ever how important it is to band together as a community to get through hard times. I would urge you to take the opportunity this week to think about how you are already helping your community, what further help you can offer and if you don’t already volunteer, doing so. We have a range of great groups on the West Coast who would love to have you, something to fit everyone’s skills. Health and wellbeing groups, emergency responders, RSL’s, Neighbourhood Centres, Lions Clubs, progress associations, museums, Men’s Sheds and more. A small community relies of the volunteers it has and as I have said before, volunteers are the foundation of the West Coast. Even an hour or two a week of your time can be invaluable.
If you need help figuring out what organisation might best fit you I encourage you to get in touch with Council’s Community Development Officer. You can give us a call or email firstname.lastname@example.org.