Clarence Valley Council Mayor Richie Williamson said he was looking forward to hearing many stories about the great work done by the large number of local volunteers.
Clarence Valley Council Mayor Richie Williamson said he was looking forward to hearing many stories about the great work done by the large number of local volunteers. Chris Ison

Volunteers’ stories we’d love to read

VOLUNTEERS are being urged to tell a story about their experiences in the lead up to International Volunteer Day in December.

Clarence Valley Council has popped the question to local volunteers and wants to hear their stories.

Council has offered an iPad 2 up for grabs for the best storyteller.

Mayor Richie Williamson said he was looking forward to hearing many stories about the great work done by the large number of local volunteers.

"Local research undertaken in late 2009 showed that 42% of our community volunteer in some way to help others."

"That was higher than the reported state and national averages at that time," Cr Williamson said.

"I am sure that every one of those volunteers has a story to tell, as do the many others who benefit from the tireless work they do."

"I'm looking forward to hearing about their inspirational and humorous stories. We have enlisted one of the best novelists in the Clarence Valley, Peter Watt, to help select the best storyteller who will win an iPad 2 WiFi 16GB."

"A number of the stories will be read out as part of International Volunteer Day events being planned for the first week of December," he said.

International Volunteer Day is an observance designated by the United Nations in 1985.

The day provides an opportunity for individual volunteers and volunteer organisations to recognise their contributions at local, national and international levels.

To be eligible submit your story by Friday, October 25 to VolunteerStories@clarence.nsw.gov.au.



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