PEOPLE interested in getting more involved in the community can attend a free volunteer expo at Currambine Community Centre next week.
It is the first time a volunteer expo has been held in WA with more than 30 clubs, groups and organisations hosting stalls to promote opportunities in the City of Joondalup.
Prospective volunteers can find out about working in cultural events, gardening, adult-literacy, visiting people, photography and advocacy.
The expo, which is being held by Volunteer Task Force and the Joondalup Volunteer Resource Centre (JVRC), is the first of three to be held this year.
The JVRC, a partnership between the City of Joondalup and Volunteering WA, is a free referral service linking potential volunteers to 144 member agencies.
Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said 17 per cent of Joondalup residents undertook voluntary work – an impressive figure that could be built on.
Volunteer Task Force chief executive Kath Snell said the organisation had always been passionate about providing volunteer opportunities.
“We have observed countless success stories of volunteers finding positive wellbeing, a sense of belonging and even improved mental health,” she said.
Sara Munagorri is a member of the Volunteer Task Force gardening team.
She volunteers with a few different organisations and enjoys working with older people, children and animals.
The other volunteer expos will be held at Craigie Leisure Centre on August 22 and at Warwick Hall on November 25.
The June 26 expo is a family friendly event. All ages are welcome to attend.
Anyone interested in attending should register online at joondalup.wa.gov.au or call 9400 4734 for more information.