Want to be a volunteer look no further

With National Volunteer Week just around the corner, Wyndham City is looking for people to take part in a rewarding program.

121 Transport connects volunteers with elderly and disabled residents who need help getting to and from appointments like medical check-ups, shopping trips and social activities.

Wyndham City’s Family Friendly City Portfolio Holder, Cr Mia Shaw, said the program was one of many that provided people with an opportunity to give back to their community.

“More than 12,000 people in Wyndham have made the leap to become volunteers, dedicating their time and energy on a regular basis to make their community a better place to live,” Cr Shaw said.

“The 121 Transport program is one example of this. By simply committing a few hours of your time you can make a huge difference to someone else’s life, driving them to important appointments and maintaining contact with friends and family.”

“I encourage anyone who is looking to experience the joys of being a volunteer to give this program a go.”

Cr Shaw said National Volunteer Week, celebrated from 8th to 13th May, 2017, was also an opportunity to thank the thousands of volunteers already making a difference.

“I’ve managed volunteer programs in the past and it made me realise how lucky I am and how a relatively small effort on my behalf could make a big difference to someone else’s life,” Cr Shaw said.

“Thank you to everyone in Wyndham who gives their time and energy to so many great causes. We are lucky to be part of a community with so many dedicated and selfless people.”

Volunteers can apply for the 121 Transport program or other volunteer opportunities by visiting www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/volunteering.

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