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Photo: One of our long-time volunteers, Rea Griffiths sharing her skills and knowledge with with children at our Nature Play Day’s. Here she is sharing her weaving skills.

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK – CHANGING COMMUNITIES, CHANGING LIVES

National Volunteer Week is a great initiative to acknowledge and thank all Australia’s volunteers for their generous contribution to our community.  

WAMA Parton, Glenda Lewin gives a special message of thanks to all WAMA volunteers.

Volunteering for me has long been the source of introduction to like-minded people as Greg and I moved to new countries and communities. It provided a ready-made network; connecting into the ‘grid’ I called it. Whether it was in a new school, a new culture, in fact even a new passion; volunteering gives us all a voice, a sense of belonging and a moment in time where we can, by our efforts make a difference to the community in which we live.

More than ever today, we have had time to stop, observe the beauty of our immediate surroundings, relish those extra few hours we have each day to simply enjoy the simplicity of watching, listening and appreciating the natural environment that surrounds us.

It has also been a time, more than ever to stick together and support one another in our communities. These changing times have made us become more creative in how we connect and communicate within our groups and networks.  Over these past few months, WAMA Zoom meetings have been our conduit to share, stay involved and remain re-assured that our time commitment and camaraderie in times of self-isolation remains stalwart and strong.

Our vision at WAMA extends to the communities we live in and love. We join forces at WAMA and as volunteers, unite in a shared belief that Art and Nature are at the forefront of good health and wellbeing. 

On behalf of the WAMA team, I want to say thank you all for your on-going commitment to the WAMA project. It is your passion and support that drives our organisation and this passion will ensure we deliver a shared vision for our communities and for future generations to come.

Glenda Lewin
WAMA Patron

Photo: One of our long-time volunteers, Rea Griffiths sharing her skills and knowledge with with children at our Nature Play Day’s. Here she is sharing her weaving skills.