06 February, 2008

Volunteering @ the library

Volunteers at Yarra Plenty provide much appreciated services and we encourage the involvement of volunteers for the benefit of our community. We appreciate the skills volunteers are able to offer and we know that they gain satisfaction from the services they provide.

This picture shows some of our volunteers enjoying Raymond J. Bartholomeuz (aka Brian Nankervis) at the annual volunteers party.

Our volunteers work with the library supporting services including the home library service, to provide access to reading materials. The Home Library service volunteers are paired with a person who is housebound, and they select the books and deliver them to the person's home. Others assist in the library with various tasks, which included RFID tagging.
And its not just us who think volunteers are terrific! At the recent Australia Day awards, the local history community was recognised by all 3 of our member councils:
  • The City of Whittlesea Citizen of the Year is Lindsay Mann, President of the Whittlesea Historical Society.

  • Harry Gilham of Eltham & District Historical Society and his wife Sue Dyet are the Nillumbik Shire Council's joint citizens of the year.

  • John Butler of Heidelberg Historical Society received a Jagajaga Community Australia Day Award from Jenny Macklin MP.

  • Merle Gilbo, one of our library volunteers at Ivanhoe also received a JagaJaga community Australia Day award.

If you are interested in volunteering we would love to hear from you. You can contact Marie McMahon on 9401 0725 for more details.

To the person who commented on the last blog about Haiku poems - could you please repost your comment, it disappeared into the ether ):

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