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A big thank you to our wonderful volunteers

Friday 21 May 2021
Two people standing side-by-side

More than 300 volunteers, who service the Holdfast Bay community, give up more than 980 hours of their time each week. Across an entire year, that’s a staggering 47,000 hours.

And National Volunteer Week (17-23 May) is our chance to recognise, celebrate and give thanks to the wonderful people who give up their time for our community – be it removing weeds from our nature reserves or driving elderly people to appointments and social outings.

At a special breakfast to celebrate and thank our volunteers, many received certificates for their years of service – from 5 years to an impressive 25 years - as well as appreciation awards.

Among those community members receiving awards for 25 years of service were:

  • Mary Beale
  • Berenice Batten
  • Jill Golley

Two community members - Michael O'Donnell and Gordon Hampton - also received a special commendation and received the prestigious Premier's Outstanding Volunteers certificate.

For the past 13 years, 86-year-old Michael has volunteered at the Men’s Shed at Alwyndor.

And for the past six years, Gordon has been instrumental in researching and delivering information relevant to the Air-Raid Shelter museum.

This year’s volunteers’ breakfast was a double celebration as last year's event was postponed due to COVID.

If you want to join this special group of people and become a volunteer, find out more on our Volunteering page.

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