Fam­ily helps to build his­tory

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Streetwatch -

ABHITA, Aniketa and Vr­ishti Sinha are just some of the vol­un­teers the City of Ned­lands will cel­e­brate this week as part of Na­tional Vol­un­teer Week.

Abhita and her 18-year-old daugh­ters have been vol­un­teer­ing with the Ned­lands Li­brary for four years but will re­turn to the US af­ter help­ing the li­brary mod­ernise its records, pre­serv­ing lo­cal his­tory.

While the trio brought or­gan­i­sa­tional skills to the vol­un­teer po­si­tions, they also gained valu­able ex­pe­ri­ence.

Abhita said she would rec­om­mend vol­un­teer­ing in ar­eas where peo­ple had a nat­u­ral in­ter­est and an en­vi­ron­ment where they felt com­fort­able.

“We all had such a feel­ing of ac­com­plish­ment help­ing the Lo­cal Stud­ies col­lec­tion,” she said. “We are proud that we could do some­thing that con­trib­utes to fu­ture gen­er­a­tions’ un­der­stand­ing of lo­cal his­tory.”

Step into Vol­un­teer­ing will host in­for­ma­tion ses­sions at the Ned­lands Li­brary, Clare­mont Com­mu­nity Hub and Li­brary, and The Grove li­brary and com­mu­nity cen­tre this week.

Visit www.ned­lands.wa.gov.au or call 9273 3640.

Aniketa, Abhita and Vr­ishti Sinha at the Ned­lands Li­brary.

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