Noosa thanks its volunteers

Noosa volunteers enjoy a thank you breakfast and talk.

Volunteers across Noosa enjoyed a thank you breakfast at Tewantin Noosa RSL on Tuesday courtesy of Noosa Council during National Volunteer Week and listened to a Volunteering Queensland representative talk on ways to recruit and retain volunteers and network with other community organisations.

Council’s Monique Johnson, who organised the event, said attendees were pleased to have their questions answered and learn more about drawing on the diverse skills of their volunteers and other organisations.

Andrew Aves from Rotary Club of Cooroy said it was a well established practise for them.

Mr Aves said while not an emergency organisation, Rotary had the resources to provide food in disaster and emergency situations and regularly worked with the SES.

He said with funds in the bank from fundraising, they were also able to tap into them to assist people in need as had happened recently to helping people who had lost everything in the floods.

Council had also planned a volunteer afternoon tea at Pomona but the event was cancelled due to recent flooding and is to be rescheduled at a date still to be confirmed.