Change Makers celebrated this National Volunteer Week

Published on Friday, 12 May 2023 at 11:00:00 AM

‘Change Makers’ in the Shire of Mundaring will be celebrated this National Volunteer Week (NVW), run from Monday 15 to Sunday 21 May.

To celebrate the week, the Shire will promote five short videos which were sponsored through grant funding from the Department of Communities and Volunteering WA, on its social media platforms.

Shire President James Martin said he was proud the Shire was able to recognise its local volunteers who donate valuable time to their community groups and organisations throughout the year.

“It is important that we recognise our local ‘change makers’. Thank you to all volunteers,” he said.

“During the 2021/2022 financial year, there were 6018 volunteers in the Shire. 

“During this period, 250,000 hours were contributed by the Volunteer Bushfire Brigades, and over 6000 annual hours were also volunteered across the Shire’s libraries, Visitor Centre, and Hub of the Hills."

Volunteer Videos

The short videos highlight the important work volunteers do in community groups and organisations across the shire including Mount Helena Junior Football Club, Mundaring Girl Guides, Mundaring Toy Library, Friends of Swan View Railway Heritage Trail and Parkerville Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade. 

The volunteer videos will be featured on the Shire’s Facebook and Instagram pages, with a longer version available for downloading on the Volunteering page on the Shire’s website.

National Volunteer Week event

In addition to the social media campaign, the Shire will also host Australian of the Year award winner and Western Australian Local Hero 2022, Craig Hollywood as a guest speaker.

Mr Hollywood is the founder of Short Back and Sidewalks - a social impact movement providing free haircuts and conversations with some of Australia’s most vulnerable people.

He will give a talk about The Power of Conversations, Positive Connections and Collaboration at 9am on Friday 19 May at Boya Community Centre.

Residents interested in attending the event can register via Eventbrite.

Craig Hollywood appears by arrangement with Saxton Speakers Bureau.

The Power of Conversations, Positive Connections and Collaboration event is proudly supported by Lotterywest and Volunteering WA through the National Volunteer Week Grant 2023.

Interested in volunteering? 

If you are interested in volunteering please visit the Shire’s volunteering pages on the website.

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