Bass Coast,
09
May
2014
|
04:32
Australia/Melbourne

Bass Coast Thanks Its Volunteers

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Bass Coast Shire Council would like to thank its many volunteers for their hard work and dedication, as the 25th National Volunteer Week is celebrated across Australia.

Mayor, Cr Neil Rankine, acknowledged and thanked the volunteers for the time and effort they dedicate to the community.

“Council volunteers make an invaluable contribution to the community and, without them, we would have to go without many of the services we enjoy,” Cr Rankine said.

“Whether you’re volunteering at a Visitor Information Centre, serving on a committee, driving community transport or helping to protect our native bushland, every volunteer is appreciated and important.”

Approximately 22 per cent of people living in Bass Coast are involved in some form of volunteer work.

Council values its volunteers as they provide priceless assistance to help deliver our services.

Bass Coast Shire Council has an estimated 250 volunteers covering a broad range of services including Visitor Information Centres, Committees of Management, community transport, Planned Activity Groups and foreshore and bushland reserve management.

There are over 6 million people volunteering annually in Australia, representing 36 per cent of the adult population.

For more information about becoming a volunteer please contact us on 1300 BCOAST (226 278)