City Recognises Volunteers

8/05/2017

The City of Rockingham will recognise the significant contribution of volunteers within its community by holding a celebration during National Volunteer Week for local community groups and organisations.

The City invited several community groups and organisations to nominate a key contributor within their group to be recognised at the annual Volunteer Recognition Celebration to be held on Wednesday 10 May at the Gary Holland Community Centre.
 
The City received more than 80 nominations, which the City recognises is a small portion of the people volunteering within our community. According to the 2011 Census, the City of Rockingham has well over 10,000 people volunteering within the community in some form.
 
“The City would like to thank all volunteers within the City of Rockingham for their invaluable contribution to our community,” Mayor Barry Sammels said.
 
“Volunteering aims to build strong communities by connecting people. The City has this week opened its new Rockingham Volunteer Centre at the Rockingham Central Library which we hope will help to promote growth in the volunteer sector, support links between prospective volunteers and opportunities, and promote volunteering as a significant community asset.”
 
If your community group or organisation would like to be included in the celebrations next year, please contact the City to register your group or organisation.
 
If you know of a volunteer making a great contribution to the community, why not consider nominating them to be a batonbearer for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay which will pass through Rockingham in 23 February 2018. Nominations close 15 May.

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