Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, today visited the Bankstown State Emergency Service (SES) in Bass Hill to honour the many volunteers who regularly give their time, their enthusiasm and their hard work to help others.
National Volunteer Week will be held from the 10th to 16th May and it is a timely reminder that we sometimes forget to say thank you for the amazing contribution volunteers make to our community.
“Volunteers play such an important role in our community it is difficult to imagine where we would be without them.”
“National Volunteer Week is a great opportunity for us to recognise our local volunteers and to say thanks for their commitment to helping others,” Mr Clare said.
Bankstown SES Community Education Officer, Ms Carole Bassam said, “The Bankstown SES is based wholly on volunteer members on a local level who commit valuable time in training and preparing for emergency situations.”
“Our dedicated volunteers, recognisable by their orange overalls enjoy a membership that is challenging, stimulating and rewarding through helping our community whilst sometimes having a bit of fun,” Ms Bassam said.
“I encourage people to take advantage of National Volunteer Week and to find out more about volunteering opportunities that exist in Bankstown,” Mr Clare said.
“If you already know someone who is an active volunteer in our community and want to join me in thanking them for their contribution, please contact my office to nominate them to receive a Volunteer award,” Mr Clare said.
Mr Clare has recently updated his How to Become a Volunteer Kit which provides important information on how to volunteer and contact details for the 34 local organisations listed in this year’s free kit.
“If you would like to make a real and lasting contribution to our community please contact my office on 9790 2466 to get a free copy of the ‘How to Become a Volunteer’ kit,’ Mr Clare said.
Media Contact: Chris Zogopoulos T: (02) 9790 2466