To celebrate volunteers an event will be held in National Volunteers Week to recognise their work

Picture: supplied.
Picture: supplied.

To celebrate volunteers in Stawell and surrounding areas a special event will be held during National Volunteer Week on May 24. 

“The theme of the event is give a little, help a lot, and we hope that others who are thinking of volunteering hear the message – even a little bit of your time can make a huge difference to one or more people in our community,” Northern Grampians Shire community development team leader Ann-Maree Browne said.

Stawell Regional Health, Grampians Community Health, Stawell Neighborhood House, Northern Grampians Shire, Eventide Homes and The Centre for Participation are collaborating for the event.

The event will include a light supper, guest speakers and entertainment. 

‘Volunteering impacts the whole community,’ Stawell Regional Health Health Promotion Co-ordinator Katrina Toomey said.

Grampians Community Health Inclusive Communities team leader Susan Power said “research shows that volunteers are happier, healthier and sleep better than those who don’t volunteer. Sustained volunteering is associated with better mental health and volunteers are thought to have a greater sense of self-worth”. 

For more information and to RSVP contact Lisa Gillard, Lisa.Gillard@ngshire.vic.gov.au or 5358 8725.