Perth people urged to give back during National Volunteer Week

Volunteering WA staff and Perth shoppers with pieces of the puzzle in Forrest Place.
Volunteering WA staff and Perth shoppers with pieces of the puzzle in Forrest Place.

PERTH people are urged to give back to the community and recognise those that already do as part of National Volunteer Week from May 21-27.

A week of events launched today by Volunteering WA, with a display in the city’s Forrest Place.

Pieces of a large puzzle were made available for passers-by to place together to complete the image, which represents volunteers coming together make a difference in the community.

Volunteering WA chief executive Tina Williams said the week was a wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to the extraordinary contribution of volunteers through a wide variety of events, activities and awards to be held across the state.

Some of Perth’s landmarks such as Parliament House, Elizabeth Quay Bridge and the Bell Tower will be lit up in red, the colour of volunteering.

The colour would also be displayed in various locations throughout Perth including the UWA, Perth Concert Hall and Perth Cultural Centre.

Volunteers within the City of Stirling will attend an event hosted by Volunteering WA Stirling Hub and Wadjak Northside which includes a presentation by the Elders in the community who will be teaching about Mooro Country.

On May 24, the annual WA Volunteer of the Year Awards gala dinner will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Perth and will recognise the contribution that individuals and organisations make to volunteering.

For more information, go to www.volunteeringwa.org.au.

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