MidCoast Council is planning several functions to celebrate the volunteers in our community during National Volunteers Week, May 20-28.
"This is our way of letting our volunteers know how much we appreciate them and value the work they do for their communities," mayor, David West said.
"The immense scale of volunteer support across MidCoast Council staggers and amazes me.
"More than 1600 volunteers across many different services - parks and reserves, libraries, art gallery and entertainment centre, community services, tourism, reference groups, heritage and graffiti removal," he said.
We have one of the highest volunteering rates in Australia.David West
Whether volunteers have a passion for the performing or visual arts, a knack for gardening, a love of their local area to share with visitors or are simply able to offer companionship and assistance to older residents or people living with disability, there's a role for everyone at MidCoast Council.
"Volunteers enhance the services we deliver in many ways - they make things better, add a human touch, bring new skills and talents and in some cases, provide a service that simply wouldn't exist without them," Cr West said.
"The generosity of spirit, the sense of community and the willingness of Mid Coast locals to roll up their sleeves and donate their skills, time and effort to help others or 'make things better' sets us apart from other communities.
"It says a lot about the kind of community we are here.
"We have one of the highest volunteering rates in Australia."
To celebrate its amazing volunteers, council has released videos featuring a handful of its local unsung heroes.
Vist the website here to view the videos and find out more about volunteering with council.
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