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Launch helps you lend a hand

FANCY helping out in the community?
Then a new brochure launched by the South Gippsland Citizens’ Advice Bureau in Leongatha last Thursday could be for you.
The Volunteering in South Gippsland brochure gives an overview of volunteering opportunities throughout the region: caring for people, wildlife and the environment, assisting during emergency situations, becoming involved with clubs and associations, and fundraising.
There are even suggestions for people with a creative edge, wanting to share tourism and information tips, help with administration or work with young people.
The bureau’s Tina Bons, of Leongatha, said she was amazed by the number of volunteers in the area.
Evelyn Stephens of Leongatha spoke of her involvement playing bingo with residents at Leongatha’s Koorooman House aged care home every Monday.
Lizzie Leigh of Leongatha said she still enjoys volunteering at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum at Korumburra 25 years after joining.
She also mentioned she was looking for an original Hypol bottle if anyone had one.
South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Jim Fawcett performed the official launch.

Celebrating those who give: rejoicing the launch of the Volunteering in South Gippsland brochure were South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Jim Fawcett and South Gippsland Citizens’ Advice Bureau members from left, Virginia Bourke, Tina Bons and Susannah Martin.

Celebrating those who give: rejoicing the launch of the Volunteering in South Gippsland brochure were South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Jim Fawcett and South Gippsland Citizens’ Advice Bureau members from left, Virginia Bourke, Tina Bons and Susannah Martin.

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