Tin Can Bay Meals on Wheels are one of the wonderful groups you can talk to about volunteering at the Expo on May 22 – Robyn McAndrew and Shirley Sismey about to embark on their weekly delivery to Rainbow Beach where they are looking for people who would like to receive the service
During COVID-19, two thirds of Aussie volunteers ceased work.
Volunteering has not recovered now restrictions are lifted, and this has been compounded by illness and caring responsibilities.
Now demand for services has increased and more volunteers are needed, according to Volunteering Australia.
To assist, a Cooloola Coast Community Volunteer Expo will be held on Saturday May 22 to the Tin Can Bay RSL Hall.
Carley O’Donnell, Coordinator of the Cooloola Human Services Network said, “The Gympie Region Volunteer Centre is hosting the event for National Volunteers’ Week to celebrate volunteering in the region.”
Come along between 10am and noon, and meet with over 15 local community groups who need you and your skills!
“We still want more stall holders, so please contact us!” reminded Carley.
Charities, not-for-profit organisations, community groups and any other volunteer involved organisations from Rainbow Beach, Tin Can Bay, Cooloola Cove and all surrounding areas are invited.
There will also be an Indigenous workshop and emerging elder, Aunty Lisa’s ‘Welcome to Country’; local musician, Scott Astill; a coffee van, face painting, dancing performance and free sausage sizzle with proceeds going back to the community.
There are many more benefits to volunteering – learning new skills, confidence, meeting new friends, having fun all whilst making a difference.
So come on board – there are a diverse range of groups working for our coast, and you’ll meet them at the Expo!
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