This year’s theme, Celebrate the power of volunteering, is all about appreciating and understanding the important role volunteers play.
For Churches of Christ in Queensland, this means recognising volunteers not only for their contribution of skills and time, but also to acknowledge their milestone years of service.
Services throughout Queensland and Victoria will host local events to give thanks to the volunteers who are making a genuine difference to the quality of life enjoyed by clients and communities.
“National Volunteer Week celebrates volunteers for the time they so selflessly give to us and our clients,” Volunteer Services Manager, Jodie Mears, said.
“It’s a timely reminder of the need to honour our exceptionally skilled and valued volunteers who are not only an asset to the way we provide services, but strengthen our communities as well.”
Volunteers at Churches of Christ in Queensland help bring the light of Christ into communities by connecting people with culture, community and spirit.
They facilitate a range of activities including companionship and pastoral care, as well as much needed practical support in the areas of gardening and maintenance, social and recreational activities, and administration.
“We celebrate and recognise our volunteers every day, but during National Volunteer Week, we ask all staff to take the extra time to acknowledge, give thanks, share stories with, and simply recognise the volunteers who have dedicated their precious time and skills to make a difference to us, our clients and our communities,” Ms Mears said.
“This is their week. Last year we celebrated National Volunteer Week with just over 600 volunteers; next month we will deliver more than 900 certificates and gifts to our volunteers.
“Over the coming year we will be working hard to recruit and retain more volunteers as we strive to further enhance the lives or our clients and communities. We will introduce a range of new programs into service areas including Community Care, Child Protection and Early Childhood.
“As we give thanks for our volunteers we would also like to acknowledge the staff that lead, guide and include volunteers. Together, they make awesome teams.”
If you are interested in volunteering at Churches of Christ in Queensland, please click here.
Alternatively, contact Volunteer Services via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 07 3363 1834.