To mark International Volunteer Day, local volunteer resource centre, Volunteer Central Vic are hosting an event to recognise the work of volunteers in the community. ‘Stars in our Eyes’ will bring together local organisations and volunteers in celebration of the contribution that volunteering can make to the community.

International Volunteer Day is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly and is a unique chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.

This year’s theme is “Volunteering for an inclusive Future”, which addresses Sustainable Development Goal no. 10: Reduced Inequalities. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

Guest speakers include Jackie Nieuwenhuizen from Read Victoria, Kerryn Wildenburg from Kyneton Caring Community and Dawn Bamforth from Cobaw Community Health’s Social Support program. They will talk about what volunteers do in each of their organisations and about how volunteers are helping to build a stronger, more connected community. We will also hear from volunteers about how volunteering impacts their lives.

Whether you’ve been volunteering for years or it’s something that you are considering doing, we are here to help you get involved.

Thursday 5 December, 10am – 12pm

Social Foundry, 86 Mollison St, Kyneton.

‘Stars in our Eyes’ is free and children are welcome under parent/carer supervision.

Bookings are essential: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stars-in-our-eyes-tickets-82883999273

For more information contact (03) 5421 1619/www.volunteercentralvic.com.au or email info@volunteercentralvic.com.au.