Our unsung heroes
UNSUNG heroes are the volunteers who are the lifeblood of this community.
Whether in schools, churches, sporting teams, service clubs, charities, social clubs, cultural groups or community centres, you will find volunteers involved in administration, organisation, support and fundraising activities.
Volunteers are people from all walks of life, male and female, ranging in age from teenagers to seniors.
A sign often displayed at volunteer centres sums it up - “volunteers are unpaid, not because they are valueless but because they are priceless.
Focusing on three local unsung heroes, I found they had several things in common - they were self-depreciating about their efforts, citing others as more worthy of attention than themselves, they had been involved in many forms of volunteering, and they held the view the received more from volunteering than what they put in.