Celebrating volunteers

Council's Community Development team cook up some sausages for the volunteers.

Noosa’s many hundred volunteers were formally thanked at an event last Friday to recognise the enormous contribution they make to the community.

Mandated by the UN General Assembly, International Volunteer Day is held each year on 5 December.

It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.

This year, International Volunteer Day (IVD) recognised the power of collective action with the theme: if everyone did.

If everyone volunteered, the world would be a better place.