National Volunteer Week is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.
To mark the event, Central Highlands Regional Council Mayor Cr Kerry Hayes is asking residents to take the time to say thanks to a volunteer.
‘Almost a quarter of the Central Highlands volunteer in some capacity,’ he said.
‘This week, we acknowledge each and every volunteer across the region for their hard work and dedication; those in the emergency services, charities, sport, art and cultural groups, health services, community organisations, schools and everything in between.
‘These unsung heroes strengthen and enrich our communities through their selflessness and they deserve to be celebrated.’
This year’s theme ‘Give a little, change a lot’ represents the millions of volunteers who make a profound impact in their communities and on society, through giving a little time.
‘Even a few hours of volunteer work can make a huge difference in a person’s overall happiness – and, of course, it will help others in need,’ Cr Hayes said.
‘Now is a great time for people to think about getting involved and becoming a volunteer in our community.’
National Volunteer Week runs until 27 May.
For more information, visit Volunteering Queensland.