New program helps volunteers in The Hills

HELP: Hills mayor Michelle Byrne said a new program will help volunteers such as justice of peace Sudesh Johar, pictured, keep track of their schedules.

HELP: Hills mayor Michelle Byrne said a new program will help volunteers such as justice of peace Sudesh Johar, pictured, keep track of their schedules.

The Hills Council has more than 1000 volunteers in their network, all of which have helped to make The Hills a more vibrant and inclusive community.

Mayor Michelle Byrne said the tireless effort of local volunteers, who have given years of service and dedication to the community, is one of the most valuable resources the region has. 

“I want to thank all of our 1000 plus volunteers for the wonderful work that they selflessly do without wanting to reap reward or recognition,” Dr Byrne said. 

“Without your support, many of our rewarding programs and services including bushcare and Hills Community Care, would suffer and in some cases would not be able to operate at all.

“Volunteers in The Hills respond to emergencies, clean-up the environment, care for injured wildlife, raise money for causes, make sure events run to their full potential and continue our region’s reputation as a great place to live, grow and play.”

The council’s dedicated workforce of volunteers contributed more than 127,000 hours to the community last year.

Dr Byrne said a new program offered further opportunities, better recognition and more training for current and new volunteers, with the aim to grow volunteerism across The Hills.

“The new and improved program doesn’t limit volunteers to just one sector anymore, but allows them to choose what they would like to participate in across the eight streams,” Dr Byrne said.  

  • Details: thehills.nsw.gov.au.
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