10 May 2013
NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK
Senator Mitch Fifield today paid tribute to volunteers throughout Australia for their outstanding contribution to the nation as part of National Volunteer Week, which runs from 13 to 19 May.
“Volunteers are the backbone of many organisations and our communities would not be the same without them,” Senator Fifield said.
“Whether it be the volunteer coach for a kids sporting team, or the person who delivers meals on wheels to the elderly, all Australians benefit from the work of volunteers.”
“National Volunteer Week is a way to thank volunteers who give their time and energy to their communities.”
The theme for National Volunteer Week 2013 is “Thanks a Million”. Australians are encouraged to visit Volunteering Australia’s Facebook and Twitter pages to post their own messages of thanks to Australia’s 6.1 million volunteers and to download signs from the National Volunteer Week web page to print off and display at their workplace.
“Australians should do what they can to thank and support volunteers and to volunteer themselves”.
“Everyone has something to offer as a volunteer and every contribution, no matter how big or small, is extremely valuable”.
For further information on National Volunteer Week visit www.volunteeringaustralia.org.