Bass Coast,
17
May
2013
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01:00
Australia/Melbourne

Bass Coast Thanks Its Volunteers

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Bass Coast Shire Council celebrated its many volunteers this week with an afternoon tea held at the RACV Resort.

Over 100 volunteers attended the event hosted by Bass Coast Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Clare Le Serve.

Cr Le Serve 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 Le Serve said.

“Whether you’re volunteering at an information centre, driving community transport or helping to protect our native bushland, every volunteer is appreciated and important.”

Guests at the event enjoyed tea and scones and got the opportunity to meet other volunteers and catch up with friends.

The afternoon tea was held as part of National Volunteer Week, which was celebrated from 13-19 May.

Events are held nationwide to celebrate the important work volunteers do within their communities.

Approximately 22 per cent of people living in Bass Coast have been 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 1300BCOAST (226 278).