Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, is encouraging locals to volunteer their time this National Volunteer Week.
National Volunteer Week runs from 21 to 27 May and honours the more than eight million Australians who volunteer their time in the community.
Mr Coulton said there are more than 27,000 volunteers in the Parkes electorate.
“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our local communities. They give their time and energy to help others and make the Parkes electorate a wonderful place to live,” Mr Coulton said.
Mr Coulton said volunteers play an essential role in helping shape the Parkes electorate and individual participation in community life.
“Whether it’s helping out with local sporting teams and land care groups, responding to natural disasters and emergencies, or helping local charities, volunteering touches all aspects of Australian life,” Mr Coulton said.
“We can never thank our volunteers enough, and National Volunteer Week is a special opportunity to shine a light on the volunteers in the Parkes electorate.
“By helping each other and working together, we are building stronger and safer communities.”
The Coalition Government is providing more than $64 million over four years to support volunteers.
This week, thousands of National Volunteer Week events are taking place around the country. To find an event near you, visit https://www.volunteeringaustralia.org/nvw-events/.