Category Archives: Volunteering

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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Gather in the Glen: Registrations extended to Friday 25 September!

Hello from Glen Innes! Gather in the Glen is getting closer and closer every day, and we have two important announcements to make: 1. Registration options have been expanded and extended! We are delighted to now offer: · Full registrations $250 · Saturday … Continue reading

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The early bird catches the worm!!

Hurry, early bird registrations close today! Have you got you registration for the 2015 NSW Rural Women’s Gathering at Glen Innes? For more information: Glen Innes Program and Registration Register at: Gather in the Glen

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NSW DPI’s Rural Women’s Gatherings deliver outstanding community benefits

The Rural Women’s Gathering is an annual event that takes place in a different NSW rural location each year which seeks to provide rural women with support, information and skills to enable them to address the myriad of challenges they … Continue reading

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Time is running out to nominate your Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasures acknowledges the important volunteer roles women play within NSW rural communities. It is not an award, but provides a platform to pay tribute to rural women volunteers who donate their time and energy to help others. How to … Continue reading

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SUPPORT A MATE

Support a mate is about helping farmers, their families and rural communities through tough times such as drought. Support A Mate Rural Outreach is about helping connect farmers, their families and rural communities to support services and a regular outreach … Continue reading

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Women educated, energised, entertained and empowered

International Women’s Day is celebrated by millions around the world each year and is an opportunity to mark the strength, determination and courage of women and the extremely valuable contribution they make to society. Orange City Council and the Rural Women’s Network … Continue reading

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Tickets still available for FREE International Women’s Day event this Sunday 8 March, Orange

International Women’s Day will be celebrated with a FREE afternoon of inspiration and fun this Sunday 8 March from 2-6pm at the Orange Function Centre. There is a fantastic packed program lined up so please make sure you arrive by 2pm. Doors … Continue reading

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