With International Volunteer Day (IVD) to be held Friday December 5, Surf Coast residents are encouraged to consider how they can become more involved in their community.
IVD 2014, themed “Make change happen, volunteer!” honours the difference made through people’s participation at all levels; locally, nationally, and globally.
The Day allows volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, share their values, and promote their work within communities.
Although our local community is host to many dedicated volunteers, there is never any shortage of work to complete, according to Conservation Supervisor Georgie Beale.
“Local community groups need assistance in a variety of areas, including; weed control, planting, maintaining the Surf Coast Walk, Hooded Plover monitoring, and beach clean-ups.
“Volunteering gives community members a sense of ownership, pride, and improves mental and physical health,” she said.
To discover local community groups in need of your help, click here.
What area interest you the most? Why not phone your chosen organisation and ask how you can help?
To find out more information regarding International Volunteer Day, click here.