Recognising those who help others

With National volunteer’s week just around the corner, the St Vincent de Paul Society’s Migrant and Refugee Committee has joined with the Office of Multicultural Affairs to host a morning tea to thank its dedicated volunteers.

St Vincent de Paul Society spokesperson, Lucinda Ardagh, said  the Society wished to sincerely thank and congratulate their dedicated  volunteers who so generously give of their own free time to help others who need support and assistance.
“Many of the refugees and migrants the Society assists, have come from extremely difficult circumstances and have experienced some terrible atrocities.

“The Society’s volunteers provide the support needed to help them find their feet and
transition into their new life. Our volunteers offer the hand of friendship.”

The St Vincent de Paul Society in WA is a volunteer run organisation that relies on the generosity of almost 3,000 volunteers who give their time in kind to the Society’s programs and support services.

All it takes to be a  Vinnies volunteer is enthusiasm and a willingness to help someone who may have fallen on tough times,” Lucinda says.

National Volunteer Week runs from 12-18 May and is the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia.

This special morning tea being held at Kings Park is just one small way that we can say thank you to those who volunteer to help others.

Kings Park – Old Tea Pavilion
Wednesday 30 April 2014 @ 10am
Interview & photo opportunities available

Media contact: Joanne Hill, Media and Communications Coordinator, WA | 0417 247 290 | (08) 9475 5426