Volunteers from Wyndham tapped into the invaluable benefits of volunteering
Volunteers from the Wyndham region tapped into the invaluable benefits of volunteering at the inaugural Wyndham Workplace Big Day Out last week.
An initiative of community services organisation Karingal, the event welcomed corporate volunteers who combined with people with a disability for a fun-filled inclusive day out.
The May 11 event - part of National Volunteers Week – was held at Werribee’s Eagle Stadium. Clients from Karingal and Mambourin programs joined volunteers from Commonwealth Bank Australia, GMHBA and employment services provider MatchWorks.
Karingal has held this event in Geelong for over a decade and it is without a doubt one of the most enjoyable days on the calendar. It was extended to Wyndham to give volunteers from the region an opportunity to give back to their community. It’s also a great way to break down barriers between people of all abilities.
Activities included soccer, wheelchair basketball and a visit from Werribee Football Club players. There was also some dancing with entertainment provided by Stepping Out Performing Arts.