Volunteers prepare meals for Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Meals on Wheels service.
Did you know Mornington Peninsula Shire delivers a range of programs with the support of more than 400 volunteers? National Volunteer Week from May 17-23 is our chance to celebrate the contribution of volunteers to our community. They give their time to help support such shire services as Meals on Wheels and the youth driving program L2P, and they keep the wheels turning at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, our libraries, The Briars, and the Mount Martha and Mornington community houses, as well as many other organisations and causes across the Peninsula.
“Our volunteers are dedicated, passionate and hardworking, contributing their time in all sorts of services and programs,” said Mayor Despi O’Connor. “We recognise the important work all volunteers do and celebrate being able to reconnect with people, community and nature after a lonely and challenging year that was 2020. I’d like to thank them for their tireless commitment to their roles. We couldn’t do what we do without you.”
Have you thought about becoming a volunteer? It not only helps the cause you choose to volunteer for, it is also a good opportunity to make new connections and friends, and contribute to your community. While helping deliver important community services, volunteering can also enhance your overall health and well-being, creating a sense of belonging to your community. The Volunteering Mornington Peninsula website lists available roles both with the shire and other organisations delivering services and programs across the Peninsula.