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National Volunteers Week events begin across Australia

The St Vincent de Paul Society in Western Australia’s Migrant and Refugee Committee recently joined with the WA Office of Multicultural Interests to host a morning tea.

The event was attend by approximately 25 volunteers, who work in areas from assisting refugees with social and sporting events to emergency relief and visitations.

The morning tea held in King’s Park in Perth on April 30 was a way of thanking all the volunteers who have helped migrants and refugees over the past 12 months.

Similar events will take place right across the country when National Volunteers Week is held from May 12 to 18. The St Vincent de Paul Society has more than 60,000 volunteers and members nationwide.

St Vincent de Paul Society National President, Anthony Thornton has marked the occasion by extending a warm thank you to our volunteers.

“Our volunteers are everyday people, from all walks of life and backgrounds and together their selfless actions enabled our charity to assist approximately 1.8 million people last year,” Mr Thornton said.

It’s easy to get started as a Vinnies volunteer. Simply click on the appropriate link on our Become a Volunteerpage and you will be directed to information about volunteering with Vinnies in your state or territory. It will have all the information you need to make a difference in someone’s life.

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St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic organisation working towards a more just and compassionate society.

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