Benalla is a town full of volunteers, from those who operate the NEA to all the helpers at the city’s numerous charity shops, and many more.
To mark yesterday’s International Volunteer Day, Member Jungle, an online member-management firm, has launched a competition aimed at recognising a person for their selfless volunteer work
Member Jungle chief executive officer Michael Barwell said the giveaway was a way of saying thank you to our unsung volunteers.
‘‘Volunteers are the lifeblood of many Australian clubs and societies,’’ Mr Barwell said.
‘‘From rotary to rowing clubs, surf-life saving to science societies, many organisations could not survive without volunteering.
‘‘Often it’s the president or secretary or ‘informal’ volunteers, such as an assistant coach, roster organiser or gallery coordinator, who act as multi-tasking ninjas.
‘‘The dedication and hours many of them spend looking after members is often not realised.
‘‘We want to say thanks to these people who give so much.
‘‘The winner will not only receive a well-deserved break, but will also get a Member Jungle system to help give them more time back to do what they’re passionate about or enjoy.’’
The prize pack includes a $350 Camplify voucher that can be used for one of 1600 vans or RVs around Australia, as well as a $150 holiday park voucher.
The winner will also receive a 12-month Member Jungle club subscription valued at more than $1200.
International Volunteers Day is aimed at raising awareness of the invaluable contribution volunteers provide at a local, national and international level.
The giveaway is open to people volunteering in an active club, association or society in Australia.
The competition closes at 5pm on January 8.
●For more information and competition details on how to nominate either yourself or someone you know, visit www.facebook.com/memberjunglewww.facebook.com/memberjungle