Get vol­un­teers recog­nised

Pilbara News - - News - Alicia Per­era

The Pil­bara Vol­un­teer Hub is en­cour­ag­ing res­i­dents to nom­i­nate for the WA Vol­un­teer Awards.

Pil­bara Vol­un­teer Hub man­ager Fateha Fahmi said there were still a few days left to get in en­tries for the an­nual awards, which ac­knowl­edge peo­ple across eight cat­e­gories, in­clud­ing WA vol­un­teer of the year, youth vol­un­teer of the year and life­time con­tri­bu­tion to vol­un­teer­ing.

She said vol­un­teers played a cru­cial role in Pil­bara com­mu­ni­ties and the awards al­lowed oth­ers to recog­nise and thank them for their ef­forts.

“Many things in this city are not achiev­able with­out vol­un­teers,” she said. “This is one of the ways for or­gan­i­sa­tions to re­tain their vol­un­teers, by show­ing them they are ap­pre­ci­ated and say­ing you know what, you’ve done a good job.”

The Pil­bara Vol­un­teer Hub, which opened about a year ago in Kar­ratha, links peo­ple in com­mu­ni­ties across the re­gion who want to vol­un­teer with or­gan­i­sa­tions that need their ser­vices.

Mrs Fahmi said a lot of peo­ple had ap­proached her in the past few months en­thu­si­as­tic to do­nate their time to lo­cal causes, show­ing the vol­un­teer ethic in the Pil­bara was strong. “We are a small town, but our vol­un­teers are awe­some,” she said.

En­tries close on Fri­day at 5pm.

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