Di­rect From The Mayor

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Streetwatch -

WITH Na­tional Vol­un­teer Week upon us, I would like to take the op­por­tu­nity to ac­knowl­edge the valu­able con­tri­bu­tion our vol­un­teers make to the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

Vol­un­teer­ing is about giv­ing, con­tribut­ing and help­ing oth­ers – it is work­ing to­gether to make a mean­ing­ful con­tri­bu­tion to­wards a bet­ter com­mu­nity.

Here in Clare­mont we are in­cred­i­bly lucky. About 26 per cent of our com­mu­nity vol­un­teers in some ca­pac­ity.

This is com­pared to a 16 per cent av­er­age for the rest of the met­ro­pol­i­tan area.

I am proud to be part of such a gen­er­ous group and I would like to thank all of our vol­un­teers.

If you are in­ter­ested in be­com­ing a vol­un­teer, we will be host­ing in­for­ma­tion ses­sions at the Clare­mont Com­mu­nity Hub and Li­brary ev­ery Fri­day from 10am to 1pm.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Ned­lands Vol­un­teer­ing Re­source Cen­tre will be on hand to pro­vide res­i­dents with ad­vice on vol­un­teer­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Com­mu­nity and not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions can also reg­is­ter with the ser­vice to pro­mote their vol­un­teer po­si­tions.

Jock Barker, Mayor of Clare­mont

** The views ex­pressed in Di­rect From The Mayor are those of the Town Of Clare­mont, not nec­es­sar­ily this news­pa­per.

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