Fiona Simpson honours Sunshine Coast Volunteers

Published: Comments:

This is an archived copy of an article. It is online for informational purposes only.
Social:   

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today celebrated National Volunteer Week by honouring Sunshine Coast Volunteers for their important contribution to our local community.

Ms Simpson presented valued volunteers with a Certificate of Appreciation at a morning tea jointly hosted by Volunteering Sunshine Coast.

National Volunteer Week provides an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers who donate their time and energy to help others in our community and to say thank you to the 6 million Australians who contribute more than 700 million hours of community service to so many areas of society.

The theme for National Volunteer Week 2012 "Every One Counts" sends a strong message that every single volunteer makes an important contribution to the broader community.

"Volunteers are essential to our local community and many charities would struggle to survive without the support of their volunteers," Ms Simpson said.

"I am particularly keen to see more young people getting involved in volunteering," Ms Simpson said.

"It's a great way for them to gain useful experience and learn vital skills which could open up doors to greater opportunities for them."

The Australian Government is asking young people aged 15 to 25 to submit a 30 to 60 second audiovisual advertisement to capture the enjoyment, fun and social interaction that volunteering brings.  For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/VolunteeringVideoCompetitionForYoungPeople.

"If you are aged 15 to under 25 and enjoy making short films, you may be interested in entering an online video competition to share the benefits of volunteering with other young people," Ms Simpson said.

Ms Simpson praised the work of Volunteering Sunshine Coast who play a vital role in linking volunteers with not-for-profit organizations who are seeking assistance and they also provide training and support.  

 
Fiona Simpson MP, Member for Maroochydore : View Full Profile
Suite 1, Cnr First and Memorial Avenues, Maroochydore
07 5406 7100
Fiona Simpson MP, Member for Maroochydore
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Cruelty isn't funny 15 February 2017 | Cruelty isn't funny. Wicked Vans are just nasty and cruel, Fiona Simpson tells Parliament during debate on a bill to crackdown on highly offensive advertising on the side of vehicles. More information...
Finalists announced for 2017 Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards 06 February 2017 | Thirty-two inspirational women are soon to be recognised for their service to our local community as Finalists in the upcoming Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards. More information...
High praise for emergency services & call for review of reduction burns on Main Roads 23 January 2017 | High praise and thanks is due to our emergency service personnel, particularly the rural firies who volunteered to tackle the Coolum fires over recent days in hot and dangerous conditions, Member for Maroochydore... More information...
Nominations closing soon for the Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards 11 January 2017 | You still have time to make sure an inspiring woman you know gets the recognition she deserves – but you need to get your nomination in quick! More information...
Nominate now for Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards 20 December 2016 | Now is the time for you to make sure the unsung heroines of the Sunshine Coast community receive the recognition they deserve. More information...
Simpson calls for tougher action to get drugs off Sunshine Coast streets 15 December 2016 | Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has called for urgent action to tackle the drug problem on the Sunshine Coast following the latest shocking statistics. More information...
Simpson welcomes Sports Funding Wins for local clubs 28 November 2016 | Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today congratulated local sport and recreation clubs in the Maroochydore electorate for their successful bids for funding under the latest round of the State Government’s ... More information...
Sunshine Coast businesses meet with Shadow Treasurer 17 November 2016 | Member for Maroochydore, Fiona Simpson, was today joined by Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Small Business Minister, Scott Emerson, at a Round Table forum hosted by the Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce. More information...
Simpson supports Mount Coolum residents’ call for a loo 15 November 2016 | The campaign for public toilet facilities to be provided at Mount Coolum National Park ramped up today with a visit from Shadow Environment Minister to hear first-hand from local residents about their concerns. More information...
MP calls for fairer debt-recovery system for victims of crime 02 November 2016 | Victims of crime should not have to wait years for court-ordered compensation to be paid to them through the State Penalties and Enforcement Agency (SPER). More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service