Council thanks volunteers on DoSomething Day

Published Wednesday, 19th July 2017

Mayor Carbone visits Community Nursery volunteers on Do Something Day.
Mayor Carbone visits Community Nursery volunteers on DoSomething Day.

Fairfield City Council today marks DoSomething Day by acknowledging the combined volunteer efforts of the Fairfield City community.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone today joined volunteers at Council’s Nalawala Sustainability Hub to tend to native plants at the City’s Community Nursery and thank the nursery volunteers for their ongoing contribution to native plant regeneration.

“Today presents an opportunity for Council to once again thank the tireless efforts of volunteers, who regularly demonstrate acts of kindness by giving up their time and giving back to our community,” Mayor Carbone said.

“From teaching English to new arrivals, running local sports teams, supporting Council’s colourful events or cleaning up our parks and creeks, Council is truly grateful for the outstanding efforts of all volunteers, helping to make Fairfield City such a wonderful place to live, work and play.”

Coming from all walks of life, volunteers currently offer their time across a number of Council services, including libraries, children services, nurseries, bicycle recycling, creek cleaning and at many of Council’s major events.  

“Volunteering is the glue that helps bind a community together, which is why Council continues to acknowledge the special people around us who give back through our Volunteer of the Year Award at our annual Australia Day Award celebrations,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Council encourages all residents to get involved in volunteering in some capacity. It's a great way to meet people, gain new skills and make friends while helping others.”

In addition to a dedicated Volunteer of the Year Award, Council also has a Volunteer Recognition program whereby it gives a Certificate of Recognition signed by the Mayor to all volunteers. To register for a certificate, simply write to mail@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au.