National Volunteer Week: Joondalup photographic exhibition celebrates volunteer stories

2018 Volunteer of the Year Ken Blackie, Jan Standon, Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob and Penny Rowden at the launch of A World of Change: An Exhibition of Volunteer Stories, all wearing red – the colour associated with volunteering.
2018 Volunteer of the Year Ken Blackie, Jan Standon, Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob and Penny Rowden at the launch of A World of Change: An Exhibition of Volunteer Stories, all wearing red – the colour associated with volunteering.

THE City of Joondalup is celebrating volunteer stories in a photographic exhibition as part of its National Volunteer Week activities.

Hosted in partnership with Volunteering WA and Lotterywest, the content for A World of Change: An Exhibition of Volunteer Stories was sourced through an expression of interest process, with a photographer engaged to capture special volunteer moments at local groups.

Mayor Albert Jacob joined volunteers, supervisors and community group representatives at Joondalup Library for the official launch of the thought-provoking exhibition, which runs until Sunday, May 26.

He said 19.5 per cent of the City’s residents were volunteers, while up to 300 sporting clubs, community groups and other volunteer-involving organisations also operated across its 22 suburbs.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019, this year’s National Volunteer Week, from May 20 to 26, is themed ‘making a world of difference’.

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