Scholarships open to volunteers on the Sunshine Coast

Andrew Wallace, the Federal Member for Fisher has called for local volunteers to apply for a scholarship to attend this year’s National Volunteering Conference.

Mr Wallace said that the scholarships would support volunteer coordinators and community leaders on the Coast to travel to Sydney for the national conference.

“The scholarships recognise the vital role volunteers play in our communities by funding conference registration, accommodation and travel costs for managers and leaders of volunteers in regional communities like ours.” Mr Wallace said.

“Volunteers in Fisher are at the heart of our community – from fighting fires, to raising money for local sport and caring for our most vulnerable. That is one of the reasons I founded the Fisher Community Awards, and it is why I am so supportive of this new scholarship program.”  

“I strongly encourage the leaders, managers and coordinators of volunteer and community organisations on the Sunshine Coast to apply for the scholarships so they take an active part in shaping volunteering into the future.” he said.

Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan said the conference funding was part of the Australian Government’s $63 million support for volunteering to 2020-21.

“It’s important to support the Australians who sacrifice their time and energy giving back to the community,” Mr Tehan said.

Volunteering Australia will assess the applications on merit.

For information on the National Volunteering Conference 2018 (20-22 June) and to apply for the scholarships go to: http://nvc2018.com.au/

Applications close 15 March.

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Authorised by Andrew Wallace MP, Liberal National Party, 11/10 Lake Kawana Blvd, Bokarina, QLD, 4575