Volunteering helps build stronger communities by providing people with an opportunity to become involved.
Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain.
Volunteering is a reciprocal relationship. The individual and the community benefit from the efforts of volunteers. Their invaluable contribution of work skills, life experience and continued support make a significant difference in many sectors of the community. Without the commitment of volunteers, many local organisations, events and services would cease to function.
In 2021, 18.4% of Shire residents reported doing some form of voluntary work. The total number of volunteers in the Shire is 6018 (Australian Bureau of Statistics).