Recognising vital work of volunteers in Bundaberg

Monday, 15 April 2019

Volunteering touches all aspects of local communities, whether it be helping out with sporting teams and land care groups, responding to natural disasters and emergencies, or helping charities support some of our most disadvantaged people.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt is today congratulating organisations in the Bundaberg region which were successful under the $20 million Volunteer Grants program.

“It’s great to see that 40 local organisations across the Hinkler electorate will share in $143,833 to purchase equipment, pay fuel or transport costs and train volunteers,” Mr Pitt said.

“Organisations like Sailability Bundaberg, the Isis RSL Sub-branch and Red Collar Rescue are an important part of the community and the work of their volunteers needs to be recognised.

“The enormous value of volunteering is estimated at $290 billion per year and Australia’s 8.7 million volunteers and their organisations are the backbone of community life.

“Volunteering comes in all shapes and sizes – from a casual ‘yes I’ll help at the local fete” through to a regular gig with the many community organisations who work tirelessly to help those in need.

“Volunteers play a critical role in our local communities and I want to extend my thanks to them for their tireless work.”

Mr Pitt hosted a morning tea to thank the volunteers and present certificates to the community organisations.

Successful organisations in the BUNDABERG region:

Brothers Aston Villa Football Club $3,560

Sailability Bundaberg $2,200

Bundaberg Special P&C Association $1,555

Bundaberg Amateur Cycling Club $5,000

Burnett Bowls Club $5,000

Bundaberg Clay Target Club $3,536

Bundaberg State High School $3,548

Isis RSL Sub-branch $4,900

U3A Bundaberg $4,432.67

Lifeline Bundaberg Telephone crisis Support Centre $5,000

Across the Waves Rugby League Club $2,500

Bundaberg and District Senior Citizens Association $2,800

Bundaberg Junior Tenpin Bowling Association $1,750

Red Collar Rescue $4,986

Bundaberg Tourism $1,050

Isis District Historical Society $4,317

Bundaberg District Toy Library for Children with Special Needs $3,597

Ol Meri Wantok Bundaberg $5,000

Bundaberg Health Services Foundation $4,925

Alloway Football Club $5,000

Bundaberg Players Incorporated $4,071

Bargara District Little Athletics $4,500