Cheers for volunteers

5 July 2022|Community News| Off Comments off on Cheers for volunteers|

SEVENTY volunteers who donate their time and skills to give back to the local community have received awards from the Glenorchy City Council.

This year’s Glenorchy Volunteer Awards were presented at Mystate Bank Arena on 15 June, celebrating the joy of volunteering and encouraging people to consider taking part in volunteer activities in the city.

Nominations were received for volunteers helping a number of different areas including volunteers who assist vulnerable members of the community, those participating in nature conservation activities, and many who donate their skills to run free programs and workshops.

Among the winners were members of the Glenorchy Community Volunteer Program, who received an Outstanding Achievement award for 20 years of service to the local community.

Newer organisations were also recognised including Claremont Coast Care, which supports the local environment and coastline of the Claremont area.

Mayor Bec Thomas was excited to see such a diverse range of volunteers among the nominees.

“Glenorchy volunteers go above and beyond in our community to donate their free time helping others,” she said.

“Whether it’s every week or just a few hours every month, these are a special bunch of people who embody the Glenorchy community spirit.

“Volunteering is such a rewarding activity. It brings joy and comfort to the recipients as well as a sense of purpose and fulfilment to the volunteer.

“On behalf of the people of Glenorchy I wholeheartedly thank each and every person who volunteers their time, helping to make our community a vibrant, safe and welcoming place where people feel connected.”

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