INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY
Rebecca Keim – Manager, Moreton Bay Discovery Centre
International Volunteer Day, mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on the 5th of December. The day is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their volunteers’ efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector. It also demonstrates the power and potential that is created by volunteerism.
In addition to a general celebration of the essential role that volunteers play, each year has a theme. The theme for 2018 is ‘Volunteers Build Resilient Communities’.
For the volunteers of the Wynnum Manly Tourism & Visitor Information Centre, their task isn’t just about showing residents and tourists how to have a good time in the Moreton Bay region, although, that is a fun part! The Visitor Information Centre volunteer’s role go far deeper than that. Our volunteers champion environmental education, support local business and tourism operators and contribute to keeping our community thriving. In short, our volunteers are part of a key group of people who seek to advance the economic, social, cultural & environmental well-being of Wynnum/Manly, Moreton Bay and more broadly, Queensland.
It is through this sacrifice of their time and the generous giving of their individual expertise and knowledge that the volunteers of the Information Centre provide an essential and much appreciated service to their community. A service for which our community is extremely grateful.