There is plenty of work for volunteers in Goulburn and the activities are so varied that anyone can find an activity that suits their ability.
On Friday, Goulburn Mulwaree Council hosted the 2017 Volunteer Expo in St Saviour’s Church Hall with numerous organisations taking advantage to highlight the work their volunteers performed.
They also provided information on how to become involved and do something fulfilling.
Dozens of people took advantage of the occasion to investigate volunteering during the three-hour window of opportunity from 11am to 2pm.
Organisations at the expo included, the State Emergency Services, Landcare, Goulburn Mulwaree Support Services, Friends of Goulburn Wetlands the Goulburn Multicultural Centre, St Saviour’s Cathedral volunteers, Cancer Council and Relay For Life, the Rose Festival committee, Mulwaree Remembrance Museum, Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum, Goulburn Show Society and Growing Abilities, to name a few.
Many thousands of hours are put in each year by volunteers in the local community and it would be fair to say that without their work a great deal of what is achieved in the community would either not get done or would cost the residents much more in rates and fees and there would not be the number of attractions to bring visitors to our city either.
This was a golden opportunity for people looking for something to do, to get in touch with organisations keen to attract new members and for volunteers to expand or maintain the work they already do.
Event coordinator Julie Salway said that people interested in getting involved in a community group could contact her at Goulburn Mulwaree Council on 4823 4448, for information about these organisations.
Though over 20 organisations were represented, there were dozens more that were unable to attend.
Some people, like Rosemary Chapman and Prue Rickard on the Cancer Council and Relay for Life, stands were involved in other service organisations too.