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Volunteers promoting attraction and tourism sectors among the 147 recognised by City of Perth
City of Perth has recognised the efforts of its volunteers ahead of International Volunteer Day - held each year on 5th December – with this year’s theme being ‘Together we Can Through Volunteering’.
The City of Perth is currently in their 19th year for the iCity Volunteer Program with 63 volunteers dedicating their time at the iCity Visitor Information Centre, and acting as roving ambassadors and as City tour guides.
Friendly bilingual volunteers are on hand to assist visitors with all the latest information on City events, activities and attractions.
East Perth resident Elizabeth Cook has volunteered for five years at the iCity Kiosk. Cook, 70, has hopped in a jet boat, visited WA Museum Boola Bardip, and plans to ride a water bike - all to better inform visitors of the various attractions available within the City of Perth.
Cook advises “Familiarisation tours like this enable us to promote attractions with greater authenticity.
“While we don’t have a lot of tourists this year, some people are reconnecting with the city. They are completely blown away.”
International Volunteer Day is viewed as an opportunity for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share values and to promote the significant contribution volunteers make to the community.
With COVID-19 overshadowing much of 2020, this extraordinarily challenging year has shone a spotlight on the power of volunteers in Australia and around the world.
This year, 147 City of Perth volunteers collectively gave about 10,482 hours of their time across three city services, including the iCity Visitor Information Centre, the Citiplace Community Centre, and the Access and Inclusion Advisory Group.
City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas publicly thanked the City’s volunteers at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event held earlier this week in the Town Hall.
Lord Mayor Zempilas notes “Volunteers are invaluable to the City of Perth, its visitors and the local community.
“The Community Centre on Wellington Street is in its 31st year of operation and the contribution that our volunteers make is amazing. This creates the welcoming and vibrant atmosphere that the Citiplace Community Centre is known for.
“On behalf of the City of Perth, I would like to thank the volunteers for their time, energy and incredible commitment in 2020.”
Image: City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas thanked the City of Perth’s volunteers at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event held earlier this week in the Town Hall. Courtesy of www.perth.wa.gov.au/
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