Volunteers from across Whittlesea joined forces to promote volunteering in the local area with a volunteering expo as part of National Volunteer Week. Full story on page 10. ​

WHITTLESEA Community Connections, Whittlesea Community House, the Whittlesea Library and the City of Whittlesea joined forces on Friday afternoon to hold a volunteer expo on Church Street.

Community groups from the Whittlesea area, including the Lions Club, Scouts and the CWA held their own stalls to promote volunteering in the area.

The expo coincides with National Volunteer Week, the theme of which is ‘Give a little. Change a lot’.

Whittlesea Community Connections volunteer research worker said they held a large expo in South Morang last year but this year thought they would be better off focusing on Whittlesea specifically.

Bringing the expo onto the street enabled community groups to be able to bring the information to the people of Whittlesea.

People walking past were able to take advantage of a free sausage sizzle from the Whittlesea Lions Club and talk to volunteers from local community groups.

Representatives from the City of Whittlesea were also available to help point people towards volunteering opportunities that match their interests.

Whittlesea Community Connections also recently released a new guide for volunteering in Whittlesea that includes information on just about any volunteer role you could have within the Whittlesea township.

Students from Whittlesea Primary School and Whittlesea Secondary College worked together to create a poster following the ‘Give a little. Change a lot’ theme and included handwritten messages from the primary school students about what volunteering means to them.