How to Activate your CommunityFrom : Tue, 05 Nov 2019 06:00 PMTo : Tue, 05 Nov 2019 08:00 PMAt : Mundaring
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 2016, 21.3% of Shire residents reported doing some form of voluntary work (Australian Bureau of Statistics). The annual hours of volunteer work per adult is 190.8. The total number of volunteers in the Shire is 6725. The economic value of volunteers to the Shire is over $60 million per annum.