Week celebrates volunteers

Among the thousands being thanked for their efforts were mother and daughter team Wilma and Vanessa Pedrosa, who have been volunteering at Fremantle�s Oxfam Shop for years.

Wilma started volunteering at the store in 1993 and was there for five years before becoming a paid employee, while Vanessa started volunteering straight out of high school.

Wilma said she was inspired to volunteer after seeing the work Oxfam did.

�Working for Oxfam has allowed me to work in an organisation known worldwide for its ethical work practices and valuable human rights campaigns,� she said.