A rocking job
VOLUNTEERS GET TICKETS TO GIG FOR EFFORTS
THE promise of a free rock concert is garnering a strong volunteer movement for community projects.
After donating four hours of her time to painting the inside and outside of the first Whalan Scout Group hall, Auburn’s Wynter Ropata, 18, will be treated to exclusive money-can’t-buy tickets to the Optus RockCorps 2015 concert at The Big Top Luna Park on September 30.
While this will be the third concert Miss Ropata has qualified for, she said the volunteering was reward itself.
“I really enjoy volunteer- with some of the world’s biggest musical acts.
The Australian program for 2015 includes US hip hop star Wiz Khalifa, Peking Duk, American funk sensation Raury and sisters The Veronicas.
Now in its third year in Australia, Optus RockCorps has delivered over 36,000 in volunteer hours.
Over 9500 tickets have been earned with 88 charities partnering in 122 volunteer projects.
“Each time I’ve done it, I’ve volunteered with a small group of friends, I really love the vibe, it always feels good to volunteer,” Ms Ropata said.