National Volunteer Week (20-26 May) is a reminder that every act of volunteering, no matter how small, is helping to create a better world.

It is about recognising the time and effort that our incredible volunteers dedicate to improving the lives of people in our community.

Here at Newcastle Anglican, we have 1,800 volunteers who generously donate their time to help in a variety of ways.

Within our parishes, 1,550 volunteers are currently supporting us across Newcastle, the Hunter Valley, Mid North Coast, and Central Coast.

A further 125 volunteers assist Samaritans with services and programs, including Retail, Emergency Relief, Disaster Relief, Recovery Point, and Student Accommodation.

Our four schools are also boosted by 60 volunteers who help out in areas such as canteen, sports coaching and committees, while 36 currently support Anglican Care with activities like bingo calling, reading, singing, bus trips, companionship, and even computer tutoring.

National Volunteer Week is not just a celebration, but testament to the strength and generosity of volunteers across all areas of Newcastle Anglican.

It is an opportunity for us to say ‘thank you’ to all our volunteers and also encourage others to get involved.

By celebrating our volunteers and encouraging them to tell their stories, we hope this will inspire others, and raise awareness of how everyone can contribute, regardless of age, gender, ability, or cultural background.

On behalf of Newcastle Anglican, thank you. To show our gratefulness, we sent certificates of appreciation to all volunteers within our organisation (pictured above).

If you’d like to become a volunteer, please email volunteers@newcastleanglican.org.au or read more here.

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