In thanking volunteers during Volunteers Week, Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz and State Member for Scenic Rim, Jon Krause opened nominations for the 2020 Wright Community Contribution Awards.
Mr Buchholz said volunteers were invaluable to the community and without them, many of the local sporting and community clubs, as well as support services, simply would not exist.
“It is vital that we acknowledge the importance of and thank volunteers in our community.
“They are hardworking, dedicated to their community and tireless in their efforts to improve the lives of local people and the area.
“Our volunteers are people not motivated by accolade or acknowledgement, certainly not motivated by money; but they do it for the greater good of their local community and to make the Scenic Rim a better place to live, work and play.”
Mr Krause added that volunteers were critical to the Scenic Rim, especially in times like the Coronavirus pandemic and recent bushfires.
“In these tough times of drought, and as we continue to deal with the impacts of bushfires in our region, and now with the current health pandemic, our volunteers keep going, keep caring, and keep contributing to our communities.
“We have so many hardworking volunteers in the Scenic Rim that give tirelessly to ensure that others in our communities are cared for – it’s important that we acknowledge their selfless contributions.”
Mr Buchholz said that the Coronavirus was having an impact on the ability to recruit volunteers and to participate in face-to-face activity, but many were pushing on in a Covid-Safe manner.
“I urge all residents, all community leaders to visit scottbuchholz.com.au/wright-community-awards/ or to contact my office for a nomination form, and nominate a volunteer or someone for the contribution they’re making to the Scenic Rim community.
“I look forward to receiving many nominations and hopefully catching up with those award recipients later in the year.”
Nominations for the Wright Community Contribution Awards close on August 31, 2020.