Wangi Wangi VIEW Club is calling on members of the community to consider volunteering for children’s education charity, The Smith Family, as part of National Volunteer Week (17-23 May).
VIEW (Voice, Interests and Education of Women) is a leading women’s organisation with 300 organisations across Australia, all dedicated to supporting kids in need with their education through The Smith Family.
Members do this through community fundraising, spreading awareness and volunteering.
This year, one of the key themes for National Volunteer Week is “reconnection”, which Wangi Wangi VIEW Club president Lynda Pearson said was more important than ever before.
“In 2020, COVID-19 meant we couldn’t have that hands-on connection with the community, which was really hard for a lot of people,” she explained.
“Volunteering is a great way to get back out there, make friends, and feel like you’re really making a difference to the lives of young people and their families.”
Members of Wangi Wangi VIEW Club volunteer for The Smith Family by staging events and raffles.
“There are many opportunities for people to help out,” Ms Pearson said.
“We are always looking for women to join us in supporting The Smith Family and we’d encourage anyone interested to get in touch and come along to our next meeting to learn more about VIEW.”
The Smith Family’s Acting CEO Judy Barraclough said volunteers were integral to delivering much-needed educational support to disadvantaged children and their families.
“I thank all VIEW members for their tireless efforts in advocating for and supporting the important work of The Smith Family,” she stated.
“By donating your time, talent, and expertise, we’re able to continue to provide critical education support to thousands of disadvantaged Australian children and their families.
“We couldn’t do it without you.”
The Wangi Wangi VIEW Club meets the second Monday of each month at 10am for 11am to noon meeting.
Anyone interested in finding out more about the organisation, contact Lynda Pearson on 0400 472 877 or visit www.view.org.au