Get volunteers recognised
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.