Some dedicated Barooga workers have been recognised for their efforts as part of a series of events hosted by Intereach to celebrate its volunteers.
As part of National Volunteer Week, Barooga volunteers who give up their time to make their community a better place have been recognised for their contributions.
Among those recognised were Ruth Brown, Glennis Brooks and Bob Davis, who volunteer with Intereach as part of the Barooga Friendship Group.
The group meets weekly and is a social outlet for older people in the Barooga area.
Intereach is a not-for-profit community-based provider of services to regional, rural and remote communities throughout northern Victoria and the Riverina Murray region of NSW.
As many as 128 people currently volunteer their time with Intereach as community drivers, delivering meals on wheels or as social support.
Intereach chief executive Sue Mathieson said volunteers made an invaluable contribution, not only to Intereach, but to the entire community.
‘‘These thank-you events are a chance to publicly acknowledge our dedicated and passionate volunteers who work so hard to strengthen the community in which we live,’’ Ms Mathieson said.
‘‘Volunteers play a vital role in Intereach services and we want them to know how much we value their contribution and support.
‘‘The viability of a number of our programs is down to our volunteers, who ensure that we can do even more with the services we provide for our community.’’
●For details on volunteering with Intereach go to www.intereach.com.au or phone 1300 488 226.