Volunteer Week 2024 – thanks to all our members who have and are volunteering to build a strong and vibrant U3A

Let’s come together this National Volunteer Week to support Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering!

National Volunteer Week 2024(link is external) runs from 20-26 May, and this year’s theme is Something for Everyone. It recognises the diverse passions and talents everyone brings to the act of volunteering.

Whether it is volunteering in arts, sports, events, community building, or social welfare, health, education, animal welfare, conservation, or emergency support services – every person can make a difference regardless of their age, gender, ability, or cultural background.

At its core, volunteering is about people: people doing things for others, for their community, and for the planet. Volunteering is simultaneously a deeply personal and collective pursuit. It involves an intentional choice to contribute time and energy to activities and causes that make a difference and add value to the world.

Volunteering connects us all and has a positive impact on the wellbeing of communities and volunteers, providing a sense of achievement and purpose.

Participating in volunteering enables people to turn their aspirations for their community into practical acts of generosity that have a profound influence on the ability of individuals, organisations, and communities to flourish.

Thank you to all our volunteers and just remember the work that has been put in over the decades by our Life Members.

Life Memberships

Ted Gordon                   Life Member presented Dec 2019

Valerie Barnes               Life Member presented Dec 2019

Enid Everingham           Life Member presented Dec 2021

Chris Graham                Life Member presented Dec 2021

Certificates of appreciation

Geoffrey Andrews         Presented December 2022

Elisabeth Andrews         Presented December 2022

Ted Gordon Presented December 2023