Volunteering Central Coast is conducting its annual Expo for people interested in volunteering, on May 30, at the Erina Centre, Erina Fair.
With the aim of providing information on volunteering opportunities available on the Central Coast, this free event will see more than 30 local organisations showcase how extensive and varied volunteering can be. Opportunities can be one-off or on a continuing basis and can range from working with animals or driving a bus, through to being a tourist guide or companion for a mature aged person.
“Volunteering brings people together for many reasons”, said Ms Fiona Morrison, from Volunteering Central Coast. “Not only is it a great way to learn new skills, meet people, and give back to the community, it is also a way to improve your own health and wellbeing. “In addition, volunteering helps to get on the job experience and follow a path to employment. “Attendees, who express an interest in volunteering and join in the Transition to Volunteering Seminar, will have an opportunity to win several excellent prizes on offer during the day.
In addition to the expo, an important part of the day will be the recognition of some individual volunteers who work in the Central Coast Community. Categories include Volunteer of the year, Young Volunteer of the year and Legend Volunteer (10 or more years of service) and Corporate Volunteers for 2018.
Source: Media release, May 21 Fiona Morrison, Volunteering Central Coast