Celebration of volunteering with Uralla Shire Council
Published on 19 May 2021
This week is National Volunteer Week, and Uralla Shire Council is shining a light on the important role of volunteers at Council. Council has a group of generous volunteers who assist each year to help provide community, library, tourism and environmental services.
A morning tea was held today at Council Chambers to acknowledge the contributions of these volunteers, many of whom also volunteer across a number of other organisations across the Shire.
“It is the hours of their valuable time that volunteers put in that helps make the Uralla Shire as wonderful and supportive a community as it is,” said Deputy Mayor Isabel Strutt.
General Manager Kate Jessep acknowledged the intergenerational nature of volunteering.
“Children often begin volunteering after seeing their parents and grandparents volunteer, and this contributes significantly to creating great communities,” Ms Jessep said.
Volunteers spoke of the many services they provided in their local community, and the joy they experienced in making a contribution.
Current opportunities for volunteering at Council include
- Bundarra and Uralla Library – if you have a love of books and activities these are great community hubs that would welcome your support
- Friends of McMaugh Gardens – offering support and enrichment for our elderly residents.
- Tablelands Community Transport (TCT) - volunteer drivers assist people in the community to attend essential services such as shopping, medical or social appointments.
- Uralla Visitor Information Centre – to help welcome visitors and locals and provide information about the region’s many attractions
- Adopting a garden bed in Bridge Street
“Today we got to say thank you to some of these volunteers, and we would also like to invite anyone who has a couple of hours a week spare to contact Council and talk to someone about a volunteering role that might suit you,” said the Deputy Mayor.
Find out more about becoming a volunteer with Council at