White Ribbon Australia celebrates National Volunteer Week

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In keeping with the ‘Thanks a Million’ theme of National Volunteer Week 2013 (13-19 May),
White Ribbon Australia is taking this very special opportunity to thank its many volunteers, who
generously donate their time to helping prevent violence against women.
National Volunteer Week (NVW), the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in
Australia, provides a platform to pay tribute to the six million Australians who donate their time
to help others.
White Ribbon Australia CEO, Libby Davies, said the important role of volunteers in society
should not be underestimated; many charities would struggle to survive without the support of
volunteers, who contribute more than 700 million hours of community service. They are the
unsung heroes.
“In the case of White Ribbon Australia, volunteers are essential for furthering our work in raising
awareness, and changing attitudes and behaviours that lead to violence against women,” Ms
Davies said.
“Their support has also greatly contributed to the longevity of White Ribbon Australia, which
celebrates its 10
th
year in May with the inaugural international conference Global to Local:
Preventing Men’s Violence against Women – Research, Policy and Practice in One Space.
“Whether it be selling White Ribbon merchandise on White Ribbon Day (November 25) or
lending your skills to our organisation, we are very grateful for your support.”
White Ribbon Australia warmly welcomes new volunteers. To register your interest, please visit
www.whiteribbon.org.au/volunteer or email volunteer@whiteribbon.org.au.
For more information on White Ribbon Australia’s inaugural international conference, visit
www.whiteribbon.org.au/globaltolocal.