Hard-working volunteers, who donate tens of thousands of hours of service to the City of Perth, are being recognised this National Volunteer Week for the tireless work they do to support residents, visitors and businesses.
Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said National Volunteer Week 2023 was a good opportunity to honour City volunteers for their dedication and ongoing contribution.
“Our team of volunteers donate a combined total of approximately 23,000 hours of service each year for the benefit of others,” Mr Zempilas said.
“Our volunteers embody the very best of our City, and we’re forever thankful for the tremendous contribution they make.”
On Friday, 19 May, the City is hosting a morning tea at Council House to celebrate City volunteers.
The Lord Mayor and CEO, Michelle Reynolds, will be joined at the event by guest speaker, former world champion open water swimmer, Shelly Taylor-Smith.
This year’s theme for National Volunteer Week is ‘We are the Change Makers’, recognising the powerful impact volunteers have on their community.
“The City’s volunteering program attracts and engages people from all walks of life,” Mr Zempilas said.
“Our youngest volunteer is 20 years old and our, shall we say, ‘most experienced’ is 86 years young.
“The fact that all 140 volunteers choose to spend their time helping the City of Perth and its visitors fills us with so much pride and joy. Thank you all.”
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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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