This week is National Volunteer Week.
To celebrate the country's largest annual celebration of volunteers, Goulburn held its annual volunteer expo on Friday, May 21.
Held at the Goulburn Community Centre, the expo aimed to showcase the significant contribution of Australia's almost six million volunteers.
Each year these volunteers dedicate over 600 million hours to help others.
Coordinator of the Goulburn Volunteer Resource Service Julianne Salway said this was a good opportunity for the public to learn about and join local volunteering associations.
"We're very pleased with the turnout," Ms Salways said.
"We have 20 stalls here.
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"I hope that those who are looking to volunteer can find something that appeals to them and they find volunteering a rewarding experience."
Standing at one of the stalls was Rocky Hill and Goulburn Waterworks volunteer Brian Mulquiney who won the Senior Volunteer of the Year Award at the Southern Inland Regional Award Ceremony in 2020.
He encouraged others to take part in volunteering.
"If you're retired, it gets you out of the house," Mr Mulquiney said.
"You can also make new friends and pick up new interests."
The theme for National Volunteers Week was recognise, reconnect and reimagine.
It was about celebrating and thanking volunteers for the vital role they play in our lives.
It was also about reconnecting to what is important by giving time to help others and the volunteers themselves as well as reimagining how we better support volunteers and communities they help.
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