City staff keen to lend a help­ing hand

Southern Telegraph - - NEWS -

Wanslea Early Learning and De­vel­op­ment in Rock­ing­ham has been vis­ited by City of Rock­ing­ham staff who helped to lend a help­ing hand around the premises.

City vol­un­teers rolled up their sleeves on April 9 and helped with a num­ber of tasks in­clud­ing clear­ing the gar­den area, re­mov­ing grass and dirt, lay­ing new wood chips and var­nish­ing a cubby house.

The vol­un­teer­ing ef­forts were the lat­est ac­tion in the City’s Cor­po­rate Vol­un­teer­ing Pro­gram, which is an ini­tia­tive from the City’s Vol­un­teer­ing Strat­egy 2016-2022.

City of Rock­ing­ham chief ex­ec­u­tive Michael Parker said cor­po­rate vol­un­teer­ing helped strengthen bonds in the City.

“Cor­po­rate vol­un­teer­ing plays an im­por­tant role in de­vel­op­ing strong and connected com­mu­ni­ties so the City was de­lighted to as­sist Wanslea Early Learning and De­vel­op­ment with a range of tasks,” he said.

“Not only does cor­po­rate vol­un­teer­ing give com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions the chance to boost their op­er­a­tions, it also gives City staff a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to con­nect with res­i­dents and un­der­stand the value that lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions like this bring to the com­mu­nity. It also il­lus­trates the value the City places on key com­mu­nity groups that pro­vide vi­tal ser­vices to res­i­dents.

Other groups will be helped in fu­ture pro­jects.

Mem­bers of the City of Rock­ing­ham’s Cor­po­rate Vol­un­teer­ing Pro­gramhave helped out at Wanslea.

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