Give it a go: Bette Bonney and Pam Burley with the Volunteer Week banner.
Give it a go: Bette Bonney and Pam Burley with the Volunteer Week banner.

Awards for hard-working volunteers

MAYOR Ron Bellingham is set to present awards and engraved plaques at the Volunteering Expo to hard-working members of the community on Thursday.

Southern Downs Database project co-ordinator for Warwick Bette Bonney said the expo recognised volunteers’ contributions, essential to the community.

“Having Cr Bellingham speak and present awards is invaluable because it will improve the awareness of how much volunteers add to the community,” Mrs Bonney said.

“Come to the expo to view some organisations as well as support those who contribute and give them a pat on the back.”

Southern Downs Regional Council (SDRC) community development officer Pam Burley believes it is great for organisations to put their hard-working volunteers under the spotlight.

“It is all about raising the profile of volunteering – it is not a competition,” Mrs Burley said.

“For those organisations wishing to make a nomination, it is not too late.”

The judging panel includes Warwick Daily News general manager/editor-in-chief Peter Read, SDRC community development manager Sheila Stebbings and Community Development Services officer Kath McLaughlin.

There are three categories for the awards for volunteers – longest serving, hardest working and most innovative.

The expo will be held this Thursday from 4-8pm at the Warwick Town Hall.

To book a stall for your organisation or to nominate a volunteer, contact Bette Bonney on 0459 098 612 or forms are available at the “information hub” opposite the front desk at the SDRC Warwick office.



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