Vouchers to thank volunteers
Published on 10 May 2023
West Wimmera Shire has the highest rate of volunteering in Victoria.
According to the 2021 Census, 37.2 per cent of West Wimmera Shire residents are volunteers in some capacity, which is more than any other municipality in the state.
National Volunteer Week runs from May 5 to 21 and is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteers.
The week is a chance to recognise the vital work of volunteers in the community, and to say thank you to everyone who puts up their hand to make West Wimmera Shire a better place to live, work and play.
As a gesture of appreciation towards volunteers in the shire, Council is giving $5 vouchers to all Council volunteers. These vouchers can be redeemed at selected local cafes.
Mayor Tim Meyer said volunteers were the backbone of small communities.
“Many Council services couldn’t operate without the tireless work of our volunteers,” he said.
“Services such as Meals on Wheels, taxis and car services, and companion programs, are vital to our region and they rely on the support of volunteers.
“It is always great to see so many people willing to lend a hand.”
The theme for National Volunteer Week this year is The Changes Makers.
The theme highlights that volunteers are change makers and have the power to make the world a better place.
“We want to say a huge thank you to all volunteers in West Wimmera Shire,” Cr Meyer said.
For more information about volunteering in West Wimmera Shire, go to www.westwimmera.vic.gov.au/Community/Volunteering.