As part of National Volunteer Week, the Bundaberg Neighborhood Center hosted a morning tea in recognition of the fantastic work of its volunteers.
National Volunteer Week is celebrated across Australia, highlighting how volunteers help support services that otherwise might not work.
Bundaberg and District Neighborhood Center Director Corrie McColl said volunteers are essential for the organization to provide its services to the community.
“Volunteers are the heart and soul of the neighborhood center and provide all the support mechanisms behind the scenes so that we can support the community,” he said.
“There is a range of programs supported here at the center, although the main role we play is to provide referral networks to the whole community who ring in search of support agencies to help them in various areas. “
The centre’s volunteers love to give back to the community and enjoy engaging daily with a range of different people.
“Each week, inside and outside the center, we rotate 25 volunteers and in total we currently have nine staff and 40 people on board,” said Corrie.
“A lot of them are looking to do something to give back to the community and they enjoy being in a community-centered environment where they are involved with a variety of people on a daily basis. “
With a variety of people within the community seeking access to different services, the center offers a wide range of programs to ensure everyone’s needs are met.
“We have tutors who work with the playgroup, the literacy program that helps build numeracy and literacy skills, and sewing classes on Thursday afternoons. Corrie said.
“We also have volunteers who also help us in some of the migrant services activities. “
Council Community Services Portfolio spokesperson Cr Tracey McPhee said it was important to recognize the volunteers who were doing such valuable work in our community.
“It’s great to have the chance to take the time to stop and recognize the work done by our local volunteers as they allow us to provide service to the community at large,” said Cr McPhee.
“Our Bundaberg and District Neighborhood Center does a fantastic job of helping the volunteers they have to provide a wide range of services to our community. “
The Bundaberg and District Neighborhood Center serves the community by acting as a hub for information, advice and referrals for those in need of a range of support services.
Direct services and interagency connections ensure that the center is able to provide comprehensive support services.
For more information on the Bundaberg and District Neighborhood Center, you can check out their website.
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