|20 June 2016
Council have recognised that there are a number of groups or organisations in the Penola, Coonawarra, Kalangadoo, Nangwarry, Glencoe and Furner communities that just can’t find the right volunteers.
Believe it or not they are out there… There are a number of people, of all ages and backgrounds, just itching to help out in their community, they just need to find the right spot for them.
This is the idea behind Council’s new ‘Volunteer Matching Initiative’ – Council, is matching those eager helpers with the perfect role in their community.
Local community and sporting groups or organisations are invited to register their ‘positions vacant’ with Council on their website at www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au by Wednesday 10 August 2016.
Registrations are only available online and groups or organisations requiring assistance to complete the form are invited to call in to the Penola Library and ask one of the friendly staff for assistance.
Volunteer positions will then be promoted at the Launch of the Initiative to be held in the Gallery at the John Riddoch Centre, Penola Visitor Information Centre at 27 Arthur Street, Penola on the evening of Wednesday, 17 August. On this evening and for the week following, interested volunteers and school students will be invited to come along and best match their skills, expertise and availability to the group or organisation/s that interest them.
Following its success in Millicent and its surrounding districts in May this year, with up to 40 organisations registering over 100 volunteer positions, Council’s Chief Executive, Ben Gower is excited to see the initiative grow across the Council region. “The possibilities are endless” he said. “Opportunities range from mowing the local sporting oval to teaching local children to read or helping out the church group with their newsletter.”
“Community groups are always seeking assistance and every little bit helps. It is a great idea to help the groups and the volunteers find each other” he added.
For further information contact Council’s Community Development Officer Sarah Marzec on 8733 0900.
For further information please contact:
Sarah Marzec – Community Development Officer
Phone: (08) 8733 0900