VIEW Clubs call on volunteers to reconnect with community after a challenging year – News Of The Area

Korora VIEW Club committee at work.

KORORA 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 (16-22 May).

VIEW (Voice, Interests and Education of Women) has close to 300 clubs across Australia, all dedicated to supporting children in need with their education through The Smith Family.

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Members do this through community fundraising, spreading awareness, and volunteering.

A key theme for National Volunteer Week this year is bringing people together through volunteering, which Korora Club President Julianne said is more important than ever before.

“Last year, COVID meant we couldn’t have that hands-on connection with the community, which was really hard for a lot of people.

“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,” she 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.

“Korora VIEW Club meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month in Coffs Harbour.”

The Smith Family’s CEO, Doug Taylor, said that volunteers have played a vital role in delivering much-needed support for its work during a particularly disruptive period.

“It’s been a tumultuous year with the impacts of COVID-19 and most recently, the devastating weather conditions across Queensland and New South Wales affecting so many Australians,” Mr Taylor said.

“We are very grateful to all VIEW members for continuing to donate their time and energy throughout these times.

“And while volunteering provides a fantastic opportunity to give back, it’s also about building a community and support network that makes such a positive difference to everyone involved,” he added.

To find out more about Korora VIEW Club, contact Club President Julianne, details are available at www.view.org.au.

By Susan KONTIC

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