Vol­un­teers at the heart of ru­ral Aus­tralia

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT - Ge­orge Smith

OF THE many things that dif­fer­en­ti­ate ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties from their city coun­ter­parts, one that stands out is vol­un­teers.

It is fair to say those of us who live in ru­ral Aus­tralia know if we want some­thing to hap­pen it is up to us.

A clas­sic ex­am­ple was at the week­end when I at­tended the won­der­ful good­will games at Aber­corn State School then briefly dropped by a tour­na­ment at Monto Bowls Club be­fore fin­ish­ing with the Monto Rugby League home game.

The com­mon thread among th­ese dif­fer­ent events was the tire­less work of vol­un­teers.

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