There have been no shortage of challenges in Australia in the last few years – drought, fire, flood, and now COVID-19. And we are already heading back into fire season with local crews currently on the ground in Duranbah and Stokers Siding.
We all know that volunteers keep this country going. From the RFS, the VRA, scout leaders, homeless shelters, and soup kitchens, to caring for wildlife, supporting hospitals, supporting people living with a disability, and just plain old lending a hand…
With many people out of work or soon to be out of work, lack of government support in some areas will mean that volunteer support services will be playing a major role in keeping the country going over the near foreseeable future.
Between February and June this year, Bangalow Koalas hope to plant over 20,000 koala/rainforest trees with a goal to plant 40,000 by the end of the year.
There are as many reasons as there are people when it comes to volunteering your time to a good cause.
Exclusive: A mass exodus of around 17 long-term volunteers at the Byron Bay St Vincent De Paul centre is being downplayed by management, despite claims of poor treatment and a change in management direction.
Volunteering time, energy and empathy for the betterment of those less well-off is nothing new – humankind has been supporting and loving and encouraging each other since the beginning of time – it makes us unique as a species.
New data released today by Volunteering Australia confirms that volunteering rates in NSW and across Australia are under pressure and in decline.
Jenny Coman, Bangalow. The tone of Byron shire general manager’s response to Cr Duncan Dey’s motion supporting volunteer, Angela Dunlop, put to the last council meeting was not reassuring, on the contrary I found it somewhat patronising.
Cancer Council NSW would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to our volunteers in the far north coast and northern rivers areas for their support as we mark our 60th birthday on the May 13 this year.
The third Byron Shire Volunteer Expo on Tuesday was an outstanding success with over 200 locals learning more about important organisations that exist only due to the valuable contributions of their volunteers.
Three outstanding volunteers of Australian cricket have been nominated to be guests at the Cricket NSW Volunteer Function on January 15 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
First Lismore Scouts, Alstonville High School P&C, Byron Bay groups including Goodwill Bicycles Abroad and the Australian Indonesian Arts Alliance, Ballina’s Community Gardens and Senior Rugby League, Bangalow Community Children’s Centre, Kingscliff Football Club, Pottsville’s Beachside Communicare and Lillian... Read More →
A group of iSelect Gold Coast Titans players have done their bit to raise funds and awareness for the Leukaemia Foundation by shaving and colouring their hair at the club’s World’s Greatest Shave event at Gold’s Barber Salon,... Read More →