City of Melville marks National Volunteer Week by painting mural at Point Walter boat ramp


Renae Gillespie (Melville Volunteer Centre), Matthew McKeown (Volunteer), Dan Duggan (Artist) and Sarah Stevenson (Melville Volunteer Centre). Picture: Jon Hewson
Renae Gillespie (Melville Volunteer Centre), Matthew McKeown (Volunteer), Dan Duggan (Artist) and Sarah Stevenson (Melville Volunteer Centre). Picture: Jon Hewson

CITY of Melville marked National Volunteer Week literally this year, with the spray painting of a colourful new mural at Point Walter boat ramp carpark.

Designed by artist Dan Duggan, the mural reflects this year’s theme ‘Give Happy, Live Happy’ and was painted with the help of the PHAZE Youth Urban Art Group.

Mayor Russell Aubrey said the mural would raise awareness of volunteering and the different opportunities available locally.

“Volunteering not only directly impacts the wellbeing and happiness of others in our community, it is also hugely rewarding for the volunteer and provides a great sense of purpose and connection,” he said.

Residents interested in volunteering are encouraged to visit the Melville Volunteering Resource Centre (MVRC) at the City of Melville Civic Centre.

MVRC maintains a register of the many diverse volunteering positions available across the City, with a focus on making it easy for people to access information about volunteering, volunteering positions and community organisations all in one visit.