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CFA says thank you on International Volunteer Day

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By: CFA News

Category: People

  1.42 PM 5 December, 2016

Location: General

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Today (5 December) is International Volunteer Day, a day where we join the global community in recognising and thanking our hard working volunteers.

International Volunteer Day is a United Nations initiative that celebrates the power and potential of volunteerism. The theme this year is Global Applause, and United Nations Volunteers around the world are encouraging people to give volunteers much-deserved #GlobalApplause on social media.

CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington said this important day presents an opportunity to thank all of CFA’s volunteers, who continue to play a crucial role in keeping Victorian communities safe.

“We want to say thank you to each and every one of you for your hard work, tireless efforts and selfless dedication to your role at CFA,” Steve said.

“Our 60,000 members help to bring Victorian communities together, and we are proud to have volunteers who are helping to shape the next generation as well, such as Junior Leaders and Fire Safe Kids presenters.”

Manager of Volunteerism Dawn Hartog said today is a chance to pat a mate on the back, and thank them for their dedication and contribution.

“Recognition comes in all forms, and meaningful thanks from a colleague or friend can go a long way in making someone feel valued,” she said.  

CFA has a variety of resources available on the intranet / Brigades Online to support recognition and retention of all our members.  

Last Updated: 05 December 2016