City thanks volunteers during National Volunteer Week

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To mark National Volunteer Week, the City of Greater Bendigo will thank its more than 500 volunteers at a morning tea event at Ulumbarra Theatre.

The City’s volunteers dedicate approximately 2,500 hours of service per month, or around 30,000 hours per year, to help deliver important services to the community.

Mayor Cr Margaret O’Rourke said it was a chance to say thank you to all volunteers for their continued efforts.

“The City is very fortunate to have so many passionate and dedicated volunteers, many of whom have been with the organisation for many years,” Cr O’Rourke said.

“We couldn’t do all that we do without the help of all our volunteers. Whether it’s supporting Bendigo’s most popular festivals or assisting tourists to experience the best of Greater Bendigo, volunteers are critical for us to provide the services we do.

“Volunteering helps create stronger, more connected and more resilient communities.

“We always welcome new volunteers, so if you have been thinking about putting your hand up to help, there are plenty of fantastic opportunities available with the City of Greater Bendigo.”

Volunteers support the City across a range of services including:

  • Home visiting program and Social Support Group
  • Bendigo Art Gallery and Post Office Gallery
  • The Capital and Ulumbarra theatres
  • Bendigo Easter Festival
  • Bendigo and Heathcote Visitor Centres
  • Yo Bendigo
  • Landcare and the environment

Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to contact the City on 5434 6000.

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