As we continue to do all we can to further limit the transmission of COVID-19 in our communities, and to prioritise the wellbeing of volunteers and visitors, we have made a decision to temporarily suspend volunteer participation in City of Newcastle programs, events and activities until further notice. For the latest information, see the NSW Health COVID-19 website.
Volunteers play a vital role in making Newcastle a wonderful place in which to live, work and play. Hundreds of people of all ages and from all walks of life kindly donate their time and expertise to City of Newcastle each year, from ushers at the Civic Playhouse to guides at Newcastle Museum, and from wildlife carers at Blackbutt Reserve to volunteer crews working on our natural assets and environmental projects.
Volunteers are also the lifeblood of the numerous committees and advisory panels that operate across the city. That's not to mention the work our volunteers perform to make one-off events and functions a success.
We want to recognise and celebrate the contribution of all our volunteers, and to encourage more people to get involved. We are committed to maintaining best practice in volunteer management. All our people respect and support this commitment.