Vol­un­teer Day

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Mata­mata vol­un­teers will this week be recog­nised, thanked and cel­e­brated for their ef­forts and in­volve­ment.

Thou­sands of hours of vol­un­teer work have been freely given by the in­di­vid­u­als, and their con­tri­bu­tion is ac­knowl­edged as part of In­ter­na­tional Vol­un­teer Day, which is this Fri­day, De­cem­ber 5.

Heather Moore, gen­eral man­ager of Vol­un­teer­ing Waikato, said the con­tri­bu­tion from vol­un­teers in the Waikato re­gion can­not be un­der­es­ti­mated.

‘‘So far this year Vol­un­teer­ing Waikato has regis­tered just over 2400 vol­un­teers, and they col­lec­tively give an enor­mous amount of time, ef­fort and good­will in our com­mu­ni­ties . . . mak­ing the lives of oth­ers so much more en­joy­able,’’ Moore said.

‘‘With­out them, our com­mu­ni­ties sim­ply would not work prop­erly.’’

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