“South Eastern Community Connect could not operate without our devoted and generous volunteers, and occasions like this give us the opportunity to say thank you to them,” says Volunteer Coordinator Sue Ohanian. “I always like to mark the occasion with a certificate and a small gift for each volunteer, “ she adds.
It is the personal friendships in our volunteer community that make this event so special every year, and everyone looks forward to catching up in a relaxed setting.
Volunteering is, however, so much more than just a feelgood activity. A recent press release from the Prime Minister contains some interesting statistics about volunteering:
“… About one third of the Australian population undertake volunteering making an estimated annual contribution of $290 billion to the nation’s economic and social good. According to a study by economists at John Hopkins University, the economic value of volunteer work is 21% of government consumption expenditure – the largest share of any developed country. Only Africa at 23 % has a higher level of volunteer work as a proportion of government spending”.
Thank you to you all!