The crucial role volunteers play in changing the City of Perth community for the better will be recognised and celebrated this month.
This year’s National Volunteer Week theme is Better Together and takes place from 16 to 22 May.
The City of Perth has more than 180 volunteers who dedicate almost 20,000 hours a year for worthy causes, helping those who might be lost in the city or serving meals.
The volunteers are invaluable to the City of Perth, providing much needed services to our programs: the iCity Visitor Service, the Citiplace Community Centre, The Hollywood Tuesday Morning Show, and Heritage Perth Weekend.
City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said these volunteers were an asset to the City of Perth and the local community.
“On behalf of everyone at the City of Perth, I would like to acknowledge our amazing volunteers for their time, energy and incredible commitment to the City,” he said.
“Our volunteers are our best ambassadors - their smiling faces and words of wisdom ensure our visitors and locals feel at home in the City.
“We would also like to thank the thousands of volunteers who donate their time to other causes throughout the City of Perth daily. We couldn’t do it without you.”
In 2021, the iCity Ambassador service celebrated 20 years, while 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the Citiplace Community Centre.
iCity Visitor Service volunteer Barry Capes said he got great satisfaction from volunteering.
“I have been volunteering for 16 years. A day at the iCity information kiosk varies each time we open. I think it's the assistance we provide the community that makes the work so satisfying,” Mr Capes said.
“I do enjoy the Orientation Tour the most probably because tourists seem to love our City and it’s great to show it off.”
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Issued by: Grace.Carr@cityofperth.wa.gov.au
The City of Perth acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar people as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters where Perth city is situated today, and pay our respect to Elders past and present.
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