Celebrating Our Extraordinary Volunteers

Published on 19 May 2024


As we mark this year's National Volunteer Week, the Southern Grampians Shire Council would like to extend its gratitude to the dedicated and talented volunteers who enrich our community.

This annual celebration is an opportunity to recognise the countless individuals who generously donate their time, skills, and passion to make our region thrive.

Many volunteers support Council initiatives directly, such as the TAC L2P program, Friends of the Botanical Gardens, Friends of the Gallery, and our Tourist and Information Centres. Their involvement is vital to the success of these programs, and without their dedication, the wide array of activities available in our region would simply not be possible.

Southern Grampians Shire Council Mayor David Robertson said the Southern Grampians is fortunate to have a diverse and committed group of volunteers.

“We are incredibly lucky to have such a proactive and engaged community with volunteers ensuring clubs, societies, teams, and committees run smoothly.

“Any other Shire would envy the level of volunteerism we enjoy which we know is well above the regional average. Their tireless efforts enhance the quality of life for all residents, and we are deeply grateful for their contributions.

“From those who run our progress associations and community groups, to the coaches, umpires, referees, and sports organisers who make our sporting life so dynamic, thank you. Your contributions are invaluable.

"From the emergency service volunteers at the CFA and SES – who brave challenging conditions to keep us safe, to the volunteers at our service clubs Lions and Rotary - your work is indispensable, and we cannot thank you enough for the time you donate.

"I know there are many more individuals and groups who deserve recognition as well. I am humbled by the sheer number of people willing to give their time for the enhancement of our Shire," concluded Cr Robertson.

Volunteer Week is celebrated nationally, this year from 20 – 26 May 2024. 

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