Fri, 31/05/2013

Mary recently launched the 100 Volunteer Stories Campaign during the launch of the National Volunteer Week 2013, at the Australian War Memorial.

The 100 Volunteer Stories Campaign calls on the Canberra Community across all sectors to share their stories about their volunteer experience and how volunteering has contributed to the growth of our city and made it the caring and connected city it is today.

“Volunteering needs to be recognised, not only for its large workforce, but also for its financial, social and cultural contributions,” Mary said. “What a fitting way to celebrate volunteering in our 100th year, by collecting 100 volunteer stories.”

During National Volunteer Week organisations across Australia host events to recognise volunteering effort, both locally and nationally. The 100 Volunteer Stories Campaign is one of our local Centenary initiatives.

This event brings together volunteers, volunteer-involving organisations, the Australian Government and volunteering peak bodies to highlight the importance of volunteers in our society.

“We all have our stories about our volunteering experience, and I would encourage all volunteers to submit those of their own personal journey,” Ms Porter concluded.

The stories will be published and recognised in a ceremony on International Volunteers Day on 5th December. Further information can be found on http://www.volunteeringact.org.au/.