Council is thanking and rewarding Manningham volunteers for their contributions to the community, with $50 gift vouchers.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of many community groups. In Manningham, we have around 20,000 volunteers supporting so many different services.
Manningham’s Mayor, Cr Michelle Kleinert, said that this program recognises and thanks our volunteers, who are often quiet achievers.
“Rewarding our volunteers is a way to recognise the integral role they play in our community, strengthening our community’s wellbeing and connectedness. Anyone can nominate a volunteer. If you know someone who volunteers in Manningham, please take this chance to help us say thank you.”, Cr Kleinert said.
“Nearly 20 per cent of our residents volunteer each year”.
Jackie Burton is one of Manningham’s many volunteers. She runs a Manningham Transition Home for people with disabilities. Assisting two people at a time for six months, Jackie helps prepare transition residents for independent living.
“This is a way for me to give back to the community. It’s a long term commitment and very satisfying to see my housemates grow into more confident and independent people, ready to move into their own home.’ Jackie said.
Once Jackie’s housemates are ready, they are allocated into independent housing by Manningham Inclusive Community Housing.
Nominations will be open until Saturday 30 April and can be spent in Manningham-based businesses, shops and restaurants.
“These vouchers will reward our volunteers and benefit our local businesses,” Cr Kleinert said.
To nominate a volunteer:
- Go to the Nomination Form to enter the details of you, your nominee and the volunteering organisation
- Tell us in 100 words or less why this volunteer should be recognised for their contributions to Manningham.