Volunteers are involved in the delivery of many programs in the areas of emergency services, education, youth, sport, recreation, arts and culture. Roles in volunteering can take many forms ranging from highly structured roles in organisational settings through to participation in informal activities.
Volunteering is an essential resource that brings significant economic, social, environmental and cultural impacts to individuals and organisations, which bring positive benefits to the entire community. Volunteering also benefits individual health and wellbeing, by helping them achieve personal objectives, build positive skills and relationships, as well as provide them with a sense of belonging and valued.
Glenelg Shire Council acknowledges that volunteering plays a pivotal role in empowering individuals, facilitating active community participation and building inclusive and resilient communities in which we can all flourish.
Council’s commitment to the local volunteering sector has been previously demonstrated by the establishment of the Volunteer and Wellbeing Advisory Committee (formally known as the Volunteer Advisory Committee), and the GSC Volunteer Strategic Plan 2015-2016.