In celebration of National Volunteer Week, the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) would like to thank our dedicated coastal environmental volunteers for the time they take to look after our beautiful coast on behalf of the community.
According to Volunteering Australia, this week is Australia’s largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism with over 6 million (ABS 2010) people volunteering annually in Australia which represents 36 per cent of the adult population.
National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to say thank you to all our volunteers acrosss the nation and you are invited to get involved! Learn more about National Volunteer Week here.
National volunteer week presents a perfect opportunity for GORCC to say a big thank you to all the individuals who are making a difference to our environment!
Groups operating along our coastline work tirelessly to protect the coast and participate in a range of activities including:
- Developing facilities such as walking tracks
- Preventing erosion
- Participating in informative walks,
- Monitoring native birds and animals
- Attending meeting and social events.
These groups are always looking for more helping hands – so if you have a little time to spare, get in touch with a group in your area. Learn more about coastal volunteering in our region and view a directory of local groups here.
National Volunteer Week will finish on Sunday May 19.
- Did you know GORCC also runs a free environmental education program for schools and groups?
- Volunteers have made some incredible progress on the coast and they are always making new discoveries, running interesting events and working to educate the community about how to look after our precious coast. Catch up on news and stories from volunteer groups here.