RED Cross is paying a special tribute to volunteers in Ceduna to celebrate National Volunteer Week this week.
Red Cross Ceduna branch volunteers and representatives gathered in front of the Ceduna Memorial Hall last Thursday to promote the Red Cross and the work they do within the community.
VOLUNTEERS: Dulcie Wright, Joan Warmington, Epeli Tikoinavunimoli, Jean Cooper, Carmen Fricker, Carol Suter, Colleen Stott and Bobbie Bennett.
Regional co-ordinator Brenton Niemz said Red Cross relies on the voluntary service of more than 20,000 passionate Australians who donate their time and energy to support people in times of crisis, every day of the year.
“Our volunteers are the backbone of Red Cross. They enable us to run a huge range of services that provide vital help to so many people in our community,” Mr Niemz said.
“Volunteering provides people with an opportunity to get involved with their local community, make new friendships and connect with people.
“Volunteering is perfect for anyone wanting to participate in the community. This may be retired or semi retired people wanting to share their skills, people wanting to develop their English skills, or job seekers wanting to gain some work experience.”
Red Cross in Ceduna is also have a well-represented group of womenwho make up the local membership branch. Some members have volunteered with the organisation for more than 60 years.
Ceduna Red Cross Branch president Dulcie Wright said the womenput in a tremendous effort in volunteering their time and energy into serving the Australian Red Cross.
“We’re always busy with something, be it a cake sale or our soup kitchen, all in aim of raising vital funds to ensure the Red Cross can continue to support the community.”
The Red Cross in Ceduna are currently running the Community Passenger Network (CPN), which helps people get to their medical appointments outside of Ceduna, and the healthy eating programs such as the Good Start Breakfast Program at Ceduna Area School.
To find out more about volunteering with Red Cross go to http://苏州美甲美睫培训学校redcross.org419论坛/volunteering or call 1800 339 888.
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