Category Archives: Volunteering

Connecting through Pizza

by Sophie Hansen, Lidster As featured in the 2017 Country Web Annual. There’s a wood-fired oven at our local community hall. Most of the year it sits quiet and cold but every now and then we get together to hold … Continue reading

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Daring to dream: Maddie Cook

As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. Maddie Cook grew up on a farm in central west NSW. After finishing school she moved to Canberra and completed a double degree in Graphic Design and Advertising & Marketing Communication at Canberra … Continue reading

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A monument to Cathcart’s community spirit

by Ted O’Kane, Goulburn As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. If it were not for its eye catching lolly pink exterior and matching burgundy roof, the Cathcart War Memorial Hall might go unnoticed by travellers to the historic grazing … Continue reading

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Country connection alive and well in younger generation

by Seona Cremasco, Country Education Foundation As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual. Living in the country you find so many connections weaved into daily life that sometimes are overlooked, underestimated and even forgotten. A friend helps you load the groceries, … Continue reading

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Catching Dreams: From Bathurst to Nepal

by Deb Grivas Grivas, Wentworth Falls As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual We’re sitting in the back of a taxi dangerously weaving through choking traffic on the dusty and chaotic streets of Kathmandu. I’m here volunteering with an organisation … Continue reading

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Recovering from fire

by Caroline Hayes, Sir Ivan Fire Recovery Support Service As featured in The Country Web 2017 Annual In February 2017, a devastating fire ripped through farming land between the small rural towns of Cassilis, Coolah and Dunedoo. 55 000 ha was … Continue reading

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Time running out to nominate your ‘Hidden Treasure’

Nominations closing soon for the 2017 NSW Hidden Treasures Honour Roll.   The annual Hidden Treasures Honour Roll is an important tribute which captures inspirational stories, documenting and celebrating the unpaid work of women who are ensuring the viability of … Continue reading

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Lynne opens her home and heart to children in crisis

By Lynne Sawyers As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual When Barnardos Australia foster carer Lynne Sawyers (pictured), took in her first foster-child she couldn’t have guessed that she would still be caring for children in crisis almost 20 years later. … Continue reading

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GIVE HAPPY LIVE HAPPY: RECOGNISE A VOLUNTEER IN YOUR COMMUNITY

  The NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) Rural Women’s Network program is seeking your help to uncover female volunteers within NSW rural communities before 28 July 2017. These worthy women will be included in the 2017 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll, acknowledging and celebrating their contributions … Continue reading

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4 days left to nominate your Hidden Treasure!

Have you nominated your Hidden Treasure yet? There are only FOUR days left to nominate a Hidden Treasure from your community. Volunteers are so important to our regions. They contribute over $5 billion annually to NSW and without them many … Continue reading

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