Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies MLA joined with over 50 volunteers from across the Wheatbelt in Northam today to celebrate International Volunteer Day.
“Our volunteers are our most precious asset in the community – without them, many of our organisations simply would not be able to function,” Ms Davies said.
“I applaud all volunteers for their outstanding contribution to their organisations and to their community.
“Volunteering is the lifeblood of our country communities and I can’t praise those enough that continue to give selflessly and work tirelessly for the benefit of others.”
Each year International Volunteer Day is held on the 5 December and is a day to celebrate and thank our volunteers for their efforts.
This year’s theme ‘Volunteer for an inclusive future’, highlights volunteers contributing to inclusion reducing inequality within and among countries.
“No matter your ability or experience, you can contribute through volunteering,” Ms Davies said.
“I find that sometimes we don’t actually reach out or ask people from beyond our own social or friend circles to get involved.
“Think about the family that just moved to town, or a new neighbour, or even a colleague or employee that you know.
“Sometimes all it takes is a friendly gesture and the offer to invite them along to be part of the organisation you volunteer for – and they’ll bring new skills and an extra pair of hands.”
Ms Davies said volunteers brought communities together and were essential to the rich fabric of life in the Wheatbelt.
“It was a pleasure to join together with the Wheatbelt Volunteering Hub crew to thank volunteers for their hard work and give a little back,” she said.