‘Better Together’ Meander Valley celebrates National Volunteer Week

Posted on May 18, 2022

Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering, National Volunteer Week, is underway for 2022.

National Volunteer Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge and showcase the contributions of community volunteers both in Meander Valley and across Australia.

To coincide with the national celebration, Meander Valley Council has launched a Community Volunteer Snapshot Survey informed by Volunteering Tasmania to gather feedback from volunteers and provide a snapshot of the needs of regional volunteers.

“The work volunteers do is highly valuable and we want to find out how to best to support them,” Mayor Wayne Johnston said.

Council already provides financial support for volunteers through the Community Grants Program which is assessed four times a year.

“Whether it’s a little or a lot, there is always something that needs doing in the community and we work hard to make the grant application process as simple as possible,” Mayor Johnston said.

“We encourage groups to contact Council in the first instance to discuss their project ideas. That way, we can provide the right support to help community members navigate the grant application process.”

The community is also encouraged to acknowledge local volunteers who deserve recognition for their efforts by nominating them for a Meander Valley Volunteer Award.

Awards are presented for exceptional contributions and for 1,000 and 3,000 hours of voluntary service and applications can be submitted online via Council’s website or by phoning 6393 5300.

To participate in the Community Volunteer Snapshot Survey and provide your feedback about the needs of the volunteering sector in Meander Valley, click here.