12 May, 2016

Thunderbirds are go for Volunteer Thank You Event

More than 100 volunteers will be treated to an inspiring talk this morning from Adelaide Thunderbird Kate Shimmin and Team Manager Kathy Rogers.
Channel Ten’s Kate Freebairn will host the event, which is all about celebrating more than 7,000 volunteers from the 380 volunteer organisations based in the city and North Adelaide.
Lord Mayor Martin Haese looks forward to welcoming volunteers from approximately 40 organisations to the Meeting Hall of Adelaide Town Hall.
“I’ve said before that the National Volunteer Week slogan of ‘Give Happy, Live Happy’ is fitting when I think about the volunteers I meet who give their time so generously and always with a smile,” said Martin.
“We should all take the time to tell volunteers how much we value the work they do to make our community a better place.
“I especially thank the outstanding City of Adelaide volunteers who all help make our city the best place to live, visit, work and play.”
National Volunteer Week kicked off on Monday with a range of activities happening in the city and around the state throughout the week.
Today’s event is part of the City of Adelaide’s National Volunteer Week celebrations and begins at 10:30am in City of Adelaide’s Meeting Hall. Volunteer Facts & Figures
 City of Adelaide volunteers represent 28 cultural backgrounds and ages span from 13 to 92!
 City of Adelaide is proud of its team of 264 volunteers
 City of Adelaide volunteers provide services in the areas of customer service, tourism, social support, tutoring, park lands, libraries and community centres
 Volunteers contribute $290 billion annually to the nation’s economy
 Volunteers contribute over 700 million hours annually to the nation
 More than 6 million people volunteer their time each year in Australia
 96 per cent of volunteers say that volunteering “makes people happier”
 Sustained volunteering is associated with better mental health
 Volunteers are happier, healthier and sleep better than those who don’t volunteer

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Matthew Halliwell