Springboard calls for volunteers
IF YOU are sitting at home twiddling your thumbs, put your hands to good use and volunteer with the 2012 Springboard program in Mossman.
Springboard focuses on community sustainability and is run by the Mossman Community Centre and Lend Lease, a multinational developer which sends executives around the world to help with small community projects.
Mossman has been fortunate to receive assistance from Lend Lease for a third year to work with local volunteers on community projects.
Six projects have been selected to start this year - facilities and garden, mentoring men’s shed and an all-abilities group at the Mossman Community Centre, horticulture and social area landscaping groups at the local high school and an aged care group with the Mossman Hospital.
All that is needed is for people to put their hand up - no experience required - and volunteer their time to work with Lend Lease
Community development officer Jill Bradley said anyone can volunteer.
“We want people from our community and it’s an opportunity for them to meet people from around the globe and work on a project that is going to benefit our commu- nity,” she said.
“Because the projects are going to be run to benefit the community, to have that community input is very valuable for the sustainability of the projects.
“If people can commit to all six projects that’s great, if they can’t that should not deter people from joining up, if they can find a day they can participate then get in contact - it’s always on a Wednesday and Thursday.”
The projects are set to start in May. For more information on the projects and to sign up contact the Mossman community centre on 4098 2005, pop into the centre at 20 Mill St Mossman, or visit www. mossmanprojects.com
Getting a facelift: the
Mossman shire hall
Worthy effort: volunteer Bob Gooch