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City of Marion volunteers recognised at morning tea celebration

Posted:
Friday 24 May 2024
Volunteer week morning tea

This week is National Volunteer Week with the theme ‘Something for Everyone’ and it is the perfect opportunity to recognise the diverse passions and talents everyone brings to volunteering with the City of Marion.

Through the City of Marion’s Volunteer Program we are lucky enough to have about 300 volunteers dedicating their time, skills, experience and commitment to us and our community.

On Thursday those volunteers were invited to a 'Thank you' morning tea celebration at the Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre. Without these volunteers the City of Marion would be unable to provide some of the critical services it offers.

Our Volunteers provide services such as:

  • Community transport and meal delivery
  • Graffiti removal
  • Library services
  • Open spaces & Urban Tree program
  • Run programs in our neighbourhood centres
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Lead tours through the Tonsley Innovation Hub

Many of the volunteers come from culturally diverse backgrounds, reflecting the modern multicultural Marion of today.

In a recent survey completed by 59 of our volunteers, 97 per cent said they feel happier after volunteering. It is pleasing to see that 100 per cent of survey respondents felt like their volunteering had an impact in making the City of Marion better.

Peggie Pickert and Alex Mericka were recognised for 20 and 25 years of volunteering for the City of Marion respectively. Peggie has been running the quilting group at Cooinda as a volunteer since 2004 while Alex has been tirelessly roaming his local community around Sheidow Park removing graffiti for the last 25 years.

Volunteers are at the heart of many of our services, bringing people together from all walks of life. They make the City of Marion a better place.

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