Council celebrates all things volunteers

Published on 10 May 2022

volunteer week

Calling all volunteers in the Glenelg Shire, you are invited to help celebrate National Volunteer Week as part of local recognition events being held next week.   

Volunteer Recognition Receptions will take place in Portland, Nelson and Casterton during May 18 – May 20 to officially celebrate the role of volunteers in the Glenelg Shire.  

Mayor Cr Rank said the events were an important chance to recognise the “lifeblood of our local community”.  

“Volunteers play a vital role, lending their time and talents, for no reward or remuneration, to support, encourage and enhance the lives of others in the community,” she said.  

“In fact the Glenelg Shire boasts one of the highest rates of volunteerism across the state, with nearly one third of our residents reporting some form of voluntary work through an organisation or group*.  

“These recognition receptions will recognise the many coaches, umpires, canteen volunteers, gardeners, meals-on-wheels deliverers, ground keepers, raffle ticket sellers and more who keep our community thriving.” 

Volunteer Recognition Receptions will be held at the following locations:  

  • Casterton  

Wednesday 18 May  


Casterton Town Hall, Henty Street  

  • Portland and Heywood 

Thursday 19 May  


Portland Golf Club 

  • Nelson   

Friday 20 May  


Nelson Hotel 

National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration to recognise the contributions of volunteers across Australia. From 17 to 23 May 2021 May thousands of events are held across the country to say thank you to the nation’s six million volunteers.  

For further information, or to register your attendance for any of the events, please contact the Glenelg Shire Events team on 5522 2152 or email