A rock­ing job

VOL­UN­TEERS GET TICK­ETS TO GIG FOR EF­FORTS

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Ali­son Bald­ing

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.

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