Angli­care sup­port­ing peo­ple, com­mu­nity and en­vi­ron­ment

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS -

VOL­UN­TEERS are key peo­ple in a vi­brant, con­nected and thriv­ing so­ci­ety.

At Angli­care NT, vol­un­teers sup­port oth­ers in the com­mu­nity by de­liv­er­ing Meals on Wheels, help­ing at their op­por­tu­nity shop and vis­it­ing older peo­ple through the Com­mu­nity Vis­i­tors Scheme.

Dur­ing Na­tional Vol­un­teer Week, Angli­care NT cel­e­brates the gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tion of their vol­un­teers – thank­ing them for their com­mit­ment and kind ef­forts that bring joy, con­nec­tion and sup­port to peo­ple across the North­ern Ter­ri­tory.

At the Re­Store op­por­tu­nity shop in Dar­win, vol­un­teers help sort, dis­play and sell se­cond-hand cloth­ing, books and house­hold items. Through re­sale and restora­tion, the shop helps build a sus­tain­able com­mu­nity and en­vi­ron­ment.

“Our vol­un­teers sup­port the run­ning of our store, they sort goods into saleable or un­us­able items, turn old cloth­ing into rags, dis­play items and serve cus­tomers,” said Re

Store

Hall.

“We’re al­ways look­ing for new vol­un­teers. We’ve got an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity now for a vol­un­teer to help us de­velop an on­line shop to make some goods more ac­ces­si­ble.”

This year has pre­sented new chal­lenges across the coun­try, mak­ing it more im­por­tant than ever to recog­nise and ac­knowl­edge Aus­tralia’s vol­un­teers.

Angli­care NT CEO Dave Pugh high­lighted the rel­e­vance of this year’s Vol­un­teer Week theme, ‘Chang­ing

Co­or­di­na­tor

Ker­rie

Com­mu­ni­ties.

Lives’.

“Vol­un­teer­ing is the foun­da­tion of a good so­ci­ety. Vol­un­teers change lives through gen­uine re­la­tion­ships, hu­man care and dig­nity,” he said.

“We thank our vol­un­teers for self­lessly giv­ing their own time to give back to our com­mu­nity. And for com­ply­ing with COVID-19 or­gan­i­sa­tional pre­cau­tions and govern­ment di­rec­tives.”

To learn more about vol­un­teer­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties at Angli­care NT, phone 8985 0000.

Chang­ing

Angli­care NT staff mem­ber Lisa vis­its the Re­Store Op­por­tu­nity Shop

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