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Volunteering Gold Coast Celebrates Inclusion through Volunteerism

By December 3, 2019 No Comments

Volunteering Gold Coast, in partnership with Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club, is bringing the community together to celebrate International Volunteer Day (IVD) and International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD).

Every year, IDPWD and IVD are held on the 3rd and 5th of December respectively, with both days this year focusing on how volunteerism plays an important role in creating an inclusive future for people of all abilities.

Volunteering Gold Coast will be holding a free community event on Surfers Paradise Beach from 11am – 1pm Thursday 5 December. The event will hold a range of entertainment including live acoustic music by local artist, Cainan Russell, balloon twisting and a free sausage sizzle.

“International Volunteer Day and International Day of People with Disabilities are two important days that bring awareness to the importance of creating inclusive and united communities. We are very excited to be partnering again with Surfers Paradise SLSC to bring the Gold Coast community together and celebrate volunteering and inclusion,” said Simon Nugus, CEO of Volunteering Gold Coast.

Surfers Paradise SLSC will also have their AccessMats rolled out and beach wheelchairs available to use – no bookings required.

“If you’ve been wanting to test out the new AccessMats and beach wheelchairs, this will be the perfect time to do so. Come on down and enjoy all the entertainment while connecting with other members of the community,” said Simon.

Media Contact: Nicole Smith p: 0439 929 655 or 07 5526 0688 e: Nicole.Smith@vsaustralia.org.au

VOLUNTEERING GOLD COAST Optimises social impact by harnessing innovation, promoting inclusion and connecting communities on the Gold Coast. Providing community transport, volunteer recruitment, diversity & inclusion consulting and corporate partnering.