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City’s Corporate Volunteering Program Lends a Helping Hand

Date22 July 2021

City of Rockingham staff participating in the City’s Corporate Volunteering Program visited the Salvation Army Rockingham Corps and Westerly Family Centre on Tuesday 20 July, lending a helping hand to both organisations.  

The Salvation Army offers emergency relief, lifestyle programs and social support to community members in need. Westerly Family Centre is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a home to a number of community groups and social programs through the use of its facilities.  

Three City staff dig sand at Westerly Family Centre as part of the Corporate Volunteering event.

City volunteers assisted the Salvation Army with packing community hampers, weeding and gardening, cleaning and organising their facilities and sorting donations. 

At Westerly Family Centre volunteers performed tasks such as laying woodchip and new sand, pruning bushes, cleaning playground equipment and tidying the centre’s rooms.

The volunteering work carried out by City staff was the latest action in the City’s Corporate Volunteering Program, which is an initiative the City has committed to through its Volunteering Strategy 2016 – 2022.Volunteer digging 

City of Rockingham Chief Executive Officer Michael Parker said the Corporate Volunteering Program played an important role in supporting local community groups.  

“For the past four years the City’s Corporate Volunteering Program has assisted a number of community groups and in this instance the City was delighted to be able to lend a helping hand to the Salvation Army and Westerly Family Centre,” Mr Parker said.  

Corporate volunteering helps to foster a positive relationship between the City, its staff and the organisations we are able to support. 

“Thanks to the efforts of the City volunteers who participated, the Salvation Army and Westerly Family Centre are able to better focus on the big picture of servicing the needs of their users.” 

Images: The City's Corporate Volunteering Program assisted the Salvation Army and Westerly Family Centre. Pictures: City of Rockingham.  

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