Champion volunteers honoured

22nd Dec 2020

Champions in the local community were honoured at an International Volunteers Day presentation ceremony and lunch at Armidale City Bowling Club last week. Armidale Regional Council Acting General Manager John Rayner presented certificates to a number of volunteers for outstanding contributions and thanked them for their continued dedication to the region.
While only one Guyra resident was able to attend the ceremony, the work of around 50 Guyra and Tingha volunteers was recognised. They support the work of Guyra Home Support Services delivering meals on wheels, driving community buses and at Nicholli House. Certificates will be handed out at a special morning tea in Guyra on Wednesday morning.
“This year has really demonstrated the important role volunteering plays in our society,” Mr Rayner said. “When people need a place to stay, clothes on their back or simply a friend to talk to, it’s our volunteers who step in and provide support.
“Volunteering is an important way to help individuals and communities in need, provide you with valuable work experience and a chance to contribute to community life, and the opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills,” he said.
“It’s a wonderful way to really connect with your community and gain satisfaction you are making a difference to foster a stronger community.”
He said the variety of volunteers recognised in the celebration demonstrated a strong volunteering community in the region.
The Armidale Volunteer Referral Service can help you find a volunteer position that will suit your skills and interest. For more information about volunteering, call Jane on 6770 3838 or email