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Help celebrate all the good work of volunteers during National Volunteer Week in May.

Friday 26 April 2019

Mount Alexander Shire Council invites you to come along and support, celebrate and recognise the wonderful work of local volunteers by participating in activities throughout National Volunteer Week in May.

The Mount Alexander Volunteer Week program will include a range of free workshops, a Volunteer Expo and a celebration event.

"Volunteers play such an important role in our community and Council is hosting a special afternoon tea and expo to thank our many generous community members and recognise all the work they do,” said David Leathem, Acting Director Corporate and Community Services, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

"We know that our community benefits from a strong contingent of volunteers. It would be wonderful to see as many people as possible at our events in May," said Mr Leathem.

The celebration event will be held from 4.00pm to 5.30pm on Wednesday 22 May at the Market Building in Castlemaine. Please RSVP to the Community Partnerships Team on 5471 1700 or email info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au by 5.00pm Friday 17 May.

During National Volunteer Week Council will also host four free workshops aimed at helping volunteers, community groups and organisations develop and refine a range of useful skills.

Workshops include:

Recruitment, Retention and Recognition
10.30am to 12.00noon, Monday 20 May
Presented by Volunteer Central Vic

Bam! Get super powered with skilled volunteering
1.30pm to 2.30pm, Monday 20 May
Presented by Volunteer Central Vic

Grants Writing
10.00am to 12.30pm, Tuesday 21 May
Presented by Non Profit Training

Online Savvy 101
1.00pm to 3.00pm, Tuesday 21 May
Presented by Hootville

All workshops will be held at the Ray Bradfield Room in Castlemaine. Bookings are essential and places are limited. Register via www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/Volunteer.

Don’t forget that Council is also hosting a Volunteer Expo to provide local volunteer-run groups the opportunity to showcase what they do and how the community can support them or get involved.

The expo will be held from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Wednesday 22 May to Thursday 23 May in the Market Building in Mostyn Street, Castlemaine. Entry is free and more than 30 volunteer organisation will host stalls. To register a stall complete the nomination form on the Volunteer page of Council’s website. Registrations close on Friday 10 May.

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