New website helps locals volunteer

In a push to get more people volunteering for community groups and events in Durack, Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has linked up with the DoSomething! charity to launch a website that makes it easier for people to volunteer. By typing in their suburb or postcode at people will be able to find community groups and events that they can lend a hand to in their local community.

Ms Price said volunteers can then sign up for their local SES or local volunteer fire service, help out at their local charity op shop, volunteer for their local Meals on Wheels, join their local Rotary or Lions Club or help out with a myriad of other community programs.

“People can also find out how to get involved in events such as Clean Up Australia, Daffodil Day, National Tree Day, the Red Shield Appeal and much more,” Ms Price said.

“By giving back and volunteering we can make our communities stronger and nicer places to live. I am excited to be working with DoSomething! to help our local community in this way.

“As a Director of the Cancer Council I have seen firsthand the valuable contribution that volunteers make to our community and the sense of wellbeing experienced by the individual volunteer.

“If your community organisation or not-for-profit event is not yet listed on the site, you can help the Durack community grow by registering your listing on the site at no cost.”