Diversitat volunteers

Diversitat thanks volunteers for thousands of hours of work across Geelong in 2019

Diversitat has thanked hundreds of volunteers for their work across the organisation throughout the year at an event last week.

The hard work of volunteers has made a significant difference to the lives of vulnerable people across the Geelong region.

Volunteers worked for thousands of hours across a range of projects including aged support, homework clubs, community radio and Diversitat’s Oppe Shoppe in Belmont.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation,” said Diversitat CEO Michael Martinez.

“We have volunteers working at our healthy living centre with aged support, there’s homework clubs and home tutoring – if we didn’t have those volunteers we wouldn’t have the services that we offer today.”

“People volunteer with us because they want to work with diversity – including culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities and refugees. People who volunteer with Diversitat feel that they are giving back to very vulnerable people.”

“We want to thank our volunteers – we want them back next year and we want them to tell their friends so we’ll have more – it’s a core part of what we do.”

94.7 The Pulse community radio station manager Leo Renkin said that volunteers were key to the station’s performance this year – broadcasting over 70 programs in 14 different languages each week.

“Once again The Pulse would like to thank all those involved with a successful year of broadcasting, in particular the hard working volunteers for all their efforts to help keep The Pulse pumping.”

Interested in volunteering at Diversitat in 2020? Visit diversitat.org.au/volunteering/ to learn more or register your interest here.