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23 May 2018

Hundreds of dynamic and passionate volunteers make Albany a more connected and vibrant city.

This week is National Volunteer Week, a time to recognise and thank Albany volunteers for helping make our community a better place.

More than 700 volunteer fire fighters help keep the community safe, while up to 250 volunteers support other services within the City of Albany, including bush care, library services, heritage and tourism, community events, recreation services and more.

City of Albany CEO Andrew Sharpe said that the great work of volunteers enabled the City of Albany to provide a higher level of service to the community.

“Volunteers epitomise the essence of community spirit and rain, hail or shine they donate their time to help in many ways and we thank them for their dedication and commitment to our community,” Mr Sharpe said.

City of Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington also expressed his gratitude to the wonderful volunteers throughout Albany and encouraged more community members to get involved.

“This year’s theme for National Volunteer week is ‘give a little, change a lot’,” Mayor Wellington said. “That really sums up what a positive difference you can make through volunteering.

“Council is very grateful for all of our volunteers and the contributions they make and I encourage more people in Albany to donate their time and skills and discover how rewarding volunteering can be.”

Albany and Regional Volunteer Service held its annual thank you sundowner for National Volunteer Week on Tuesday night at Albany Entertainment Centre, with more than 230 volunteers representing 101 community and sporting groups from across the Great Southern region attending.

Volunteering WA CEO Tina Williams attended the sundowner and thanked all the volunteers for their service to their communities and the region.

Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to contact Albany and Regional Volunteer Service on 9841 3588 to learn ways you can get involved in your community.