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Hawkesbury City Council to celebrate National Volunteer Week

Hawkesbury City Council National Volunteer Week 2024
Come along to meet hawkesbury bushcare and hawkesbury community nursery volunteers! © hawkesbury city council

Hawkesbury City Council will be celebrating its volunteers during National Volunteer Week, 20 to 26 May 2024, Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering.

The theme for National Volunteer Week 2024 is ‘Something for Everyone’, recognising that there’s a place for everyone in the world of volunteering.

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Sarah McMahon, believes it is a great opportunity to explore the diverse passions and talents everyone brings to meaningful and generous volunteering.

“We have so many Hawkesbury residents who offer their personal time to help others and make our community a better place,” Mayor McMahon said.

“Most of us have met Emergency Services volunteers in the Hawkesbury who help us time and time again, and they are just one example of the many volunteers we have.

“What’s amazing is that they don’t just help the Hawkesbury. They help communities much further afield and even overseas. Some volunteers even give their time freely across multiple organisations,” she said.

“Thank you, all of you, who volunteer in so many ways.

“Thank you also to our valued volunteers at Hawkesbury Bushcare and the Hawkesbury Community Nursery, Hawkesbury Library Service, the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery and the Hawkesbury Regional Museum, as well as those who manage our community facilities and assist in providing Council programs.”

Council will be treating Arts and Culture volunteers to an afternoon tea during the week to thank them for all the valuable work they do at the Library, Museum and Gallery.

Hawkesbury City Council National Volunteer Week 2024
Hawkesbury regional museum volunteer dannielle poyzer started at the old museum in 2004, before the new one was built. She has been volunteering for over 35 years in some way or another. “i like to give back to my community by doing something i can help with, without expecting anything in return. Her favourite object in the museum is the flabbit. It is so fun and imaginative, and a unique part of hawkesbury’s history. My favourite exhibition was the flood exhibition. ” © hawkesbury city council

Meet and greet our Hawkesbury Bushcare and Hawkesbury Community Nursery Volunteers

Want to join in thanking Council’s Hawkesbury Bushcare and Hawkesbury Community Nursery volunteers? Then come along to the special National Volunteer Week event on Wednesday, 22 May, from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Hawkesbury Community Nursery at 10 Mulgrave Road, Mulgrave. 

No bookings are required, and visitors will receive a free native plant and a complimentary hot tea, hot chocolate or coffee from an on-site barista coffee van.

“These are the volunteers who are restoring our natural habitat for our diverse wildlife,” Mayor McMahon said.

“They also propagate native plants that help to make the Hawkesbury Community Nursery such a great resource for our community and for our environment.

“If you have always thought of volunteering but you weren’t sure, this is the perfect chance for you to meet the dedicated team and ask questions of friendly volunteers and staff to find out what’s involved.”

Want to know more?

For Hawkesbury Bushcare Nursery, see and for 

Hawkesbury Community Nursery, see

For a friendly chat about volunteering for Bushcare or the Hawkesbury Community Nursery, contact

Council’s Community Bushcare Officer Marty Gauci 4560 4525 email [email protected]

Volunteering offers many social, cultural, health and wellbeing benefits. See to find opportunities to volunteer in various ways or contact Council’s Community Planning and Partnerships on 4560 4444 or email [email protected]

Find out more about National Volunteer Week at Council will also celebrate its volunteers during National Volunteer Week at

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