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National Volunteers Week

A big shout out to all our wonderful volunteers who work in the arts in the Far West!
Its National Volunteer Week where we celebrate the contribution of volunteers to communities and thank them for the time and energy they put in to the many small organisations including historical societies and Museums and Galleries. According to recent research, volunteering is increasing, which reflects the high value we place on the arts.
Interestingly, non-metro arts organisations are 75% more dependant on the services of volunteers than metro organisations. Across the Far West this is reflected on the number of small museums, libraries and historical history groups that are very capably operated by volunteers, providing enhanced experiences to locals and visitors.
(Statistics from Australia Council for the Arts - Creating our future: results of the national participation survey 2019).
Image : Joyce in the Menindee Visitor's Centre and Gallery

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