23 May 2014
The federal member for Bennelong, John Alexander, is encouraging locals to join an army of volunteers with just the click of a button.
Mr Alexander is hosting his own portal on the DoSomethingNearYou website.
Those looking to become involved in volunteer projects can visit: dosomethingnearyou.com.au/john-alexander, enter their postcode or suburb, and receive a list of projects or community groups to become involved with.
“Through my portal volunteers can sign up for their local SES or Rural Fire Service, donate blood to the Red Cross, assist the RSPCA, join their local Rotary or Lions Club or help with myriad other programmes and projects,” said Mr Alexander
“About a third of the adult Australian population is involved in volunteering – but I believe this percentage could be higher.
“Volunteers are the heart and soul of our community, our welfare organisations, our schools and our sporting clubs. The gift of time is one of the most precious gifts you can offer your community – and it benefits the volunteers as well,” Mr Alexander said.
Community organisations, group and clubs are also invited to register their projects at dosomethingnearyou.com.au/john-alexander.
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