WONTHAGGI Ladies Evening VIEW Club is calling on the community to consider volunteering for children’s education charity, The Smith Family, as part of National Volunteers Week (May 17-23).

VIEW (Voice, Interests and Education of Women) is a leading women’s organisation with 300 clubs across Australia, all dedicated to supporting children in need with their education through The Smith Family. Members do this through community fundraising, spreading awareness, and volunteering.

This year, one of the key themes for National Volunteers Week is ‘reconnection’, which Wonthaggi Ladies Evening VIEW Club president Bronwyn said was more important than ever before.

“Last year, COVID meant we couldn’t have that hands-on connection with the community, which was really hard for a lot of people.

“Volunteering is a great way to get back out there, make friends, and feel like you’re really making a difference to the lives of young people and their families,” she said.

Members of Wonthaggi Ladies Evening VIEW Club volunteer for The Smith Family by involvement with the Breakfast Club at Wonthaggi Secondary College’s Dudley campus, as well as catering at the Wonthaggi Agricultural Show in January.

“There are many opportunities for people to help out,” Bronwyn said.

“We are always looking for women to join us in supporting The Smith Family and we’d encourage anyone interested to get in touch and come along to our next meeting to learn more about VIEW.”

The Smith Family’s acting CEO, Judy Barraclough said volunteers were integral to delivering much-needed educational support to
disadvantaged children and their families.

“I thank all VIEW members for their tireless efforts in advocating for and supporting the important work of The Smith Family,” she said.

“By donating your time, talent, and expertise, we’re able to continue to provide critical education support to thousands of disadvantaged Australian children and their families. We couldn’t do it without you.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about Wonthaggi Ladies Evening VIEW Club can contact Bronwyn on 0419 585 909 or visit view.org.au.