Kingborough Council celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the Kingborough Volunteer Program this week.
Councillor, Christian Street said the Kingborough Volunteer Program enriched the lives of many in the community.
“All across Tasmania, there are nearly 300,000 volunteers over the age of 15 contributing to our community,” Cr Street said.
“Here in Kingborough our volunteers provide nearly 4000 hours of assistance and help people to remain living in their own homes for longer.
“Volunteers are one of the most important resources that any community has, and we treasure our supporters here in Kingborough.
“The Volunteer Program has been running since July 2012 and our amazing volunteers provide help with gardening, pet walking, transport to appointments and social support.
“Most importantly, every visit involves a ‘cup of tea’ and a chat and helps address the social isolation that many older members in our community face.
“Many of our clients tell us that they wouldn’t be able to remain living in their own home without the valuable support of our volunteers.
“Volunteering has long been a driver of individual and community well-being.
“Not only does it contribute significant economic value, but also gives us enormous social, cultural and recreational benefits.
“Volunteering Tasmania estimates that volunteering has enabled at least $4 billion in benefits, to the state of Tasmania.
“If you or anyone else you know could either benefit from this program or perhaps wish to be part of it as a volunteer, please contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator on 6211 8200 or email email@example.com