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Chris Gulaptis is pictured with some of the Yamba Surf Life Saving Club’s life-saving volunteers. Image: Contributed

Let’s recognise and celebrate our volunteers

Local communities in the Clarence Valley are encouraged to nominate their most outstanding volunteers under the Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program with applications now open.

Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said the opening of nominations coincides with the start of National Volunteer Week, a time to recognise and celebrate our volunteers.

“Every day I see volunteers giving their time and efforts to make their community a better place to live,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“Volunteers are involved in all aspects of life and all bring their unique skills, knowledge and experiences to help others.

“They don’t expect anything in return but we as a community are all the richer and the Premier’s Volunteer Recognition Program is one way we can show our appreciation and value we place on their contributions and say thank you for what you do.

There are four categories open for nominations under the program, including:

· People with a lifetime of volunteering experience – over 40 years

· People with over 25 years of volunteering experience

· Significant volunteering at any age; and

· Student volunteering.

To nominate a volunteer or to find out more information about the program, visit: close on Monday September 30 at 5pm.