National Volunteer Week is all about giving back to those who give the most.
So to mark the annual event, Central Highlands Regional Council Mayor Cr Kerry Hayes is asking all residents to take the time to say thanks to a volunteer.
‘Almost a quarter of the Central Highlands population volunteer in some capacity,’ Cr Hayes 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.’
‘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 14 May 2017.
To find out more information visit www.volunteeringqld.org.au