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National Volunteer Week 12-18 May
National Volunteer week is just around the corner – an important event in the CFA calendar. It’s a week when Australians come together to thank volunteers in the community for the selfless work they do.
This year, which also marks the 25th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, the chosen theme is “Celebrate the power of volunteering”.
CFA is well underway with planning a few activities across the organization to recognize their volunteers.
Several thank you events have been confirmed around the state ranging from BBQ’s to family fun days. If you are planning something in your region, we would love to know!
Federation Square has kindly offered to showcase some of the CFA volunteer stories again on the big screen. These videos will be live from National Volunteer Week up until June.
We asked the public to leave messages about what CFA volunteers mean to them via social media. The best quotes have been picked and have been included in the video. If you are in the area, make sure you go and have a look!
Are you an AFL fan? The AFL multicultural team (www.afl.com.au/multicultural) have offered the opportunity for volunteers to play a half time game at the MCG on Saturday 17th May and some free tickets for 4 different games in May. These tickets and a pass to play in the half time game will be able to be won by CFA volunteers by entering a photo comp. More details on this to follow very shortly!
Also keep an eye out for some great stories and ads which will appear on our News & Media website, Facebook and hopefully local media. The CFA Media team is working on putting together some profile stories which will be put forward as feature stories during the week.
To make sure we keep on collecting great stories, each district is given a Go pro kit to record “A day in the life of a volunteer”. This will give the brigades the opportunity to share their experiences with the public.
Finally, we ask everyone to turn to our volunteers; whether it be a neighbor, friend, family or employer and join us in saying thank you.