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The Esperance Volunteer Resource Centre is celebrating this year’s National Volunteer Week (NVM), running from 17 - 23 May, with a variety of events for local volunteers.

NVW provides an opportunity to recognise the significant contributions made by Australia’s almost six million volunteers who dedicate over 600 million hours annually to help others.

This year’s celebrations will include:

Tuesday 18 May

‘Yoga for Beginners’ at the Cannery Arts Centre, 9.15am – 10.15am.

Wednesday 19 May

 ‘Volunteer Gala Dinner’ at the Esperance Civic Centre, 6.00pm. Tickets $15 each.

Thursday 20 May

‘Lake Warden Wetlands Walk’; an environmental walk and talk through the Lake Warden Wetlands, 9.00am – 11.00am. Bus departs from the RSL carpark.
‘Beer Yoga’ at the Cannery Arts Centre, 6.30pm – 7.30pm.

Friday 21 May

‘Sewing Circle’ at Esperance Community Arts, 1.00pm – 4.00pm.

Saturday 22 May

‘Drumming Circle’ at Esperance Community Arts/James Street, 9.15am – 10.15am.

These events are supported by Lotterywest through funding from VolunteeringWA.
To register for any of these events please call the Esperance Volunteer Resource Centre on 9072 0346 or email

Esperance Shire President Ian Mickel said NVM gave everyone a chance to acknowledge, celebrate and thank volunteers for the vital role they play in our lives.

“Volunteers are so important to our community, without them a lot of things just wouldn’t get done,” he said.

“From P&C groups to the emergency services, Esperance’s volunteers are absolutely essential to making our town operate.

“I hope everyone gets a chance to head down to take part in some of the activities planned throughout the week.”

Shire of Esperance CEO Shane Burge said the activities would be an opportunity for volunteers from across various organisations and disciplines to connect.

“Offering these fun activities for our volunteers is just a small way we can show support and gratitude for their sacrifices,” he said.

“There’s an activity for everyone, so be sure to come along and take part.”

04 May 2021