This morning I attended a morning tea to celebrate the contribution of volunteers in Australia. The theme of this year’s National Volunteer Week (8-14 May) is Give Happy. Live Happy. – recognising that research shows volunteers live longer, happier lives.
It was great to catch up again with Adrienne Picone, CEO of Volunteering Australia.
Thank you to Volunteering Tasmania for inviting me to give a smile for National Volunteer Week (8-14 May).
I would like to thank Australia’s 6 million volunteers for contributing over 700 million hours of service every year across Australia.
As someone who regularly volunteers for local charities—such as Kingborough Helping Hands and BCC Africa—I am pleased to hear that research has found that volunteers live longer, happier lives. So, not only is volunteering good for the co…mmunity—it’s good for volunteers!
If you’re not one of Australia’s 6 million volunteers then why not do yourself, and others, a favour and become a volunteer today.
I hope you find it as rewarding as I do.
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