This week is National Volunteer Week, an annual celebration that recognizes the work of volunteers across Australia.
At the Threatened Bird Network, we would like to take this opportunity to recognize the incredible work you do, donating your time to worthy bird conservation causes. Without you, many projects would not be possible.
Since our establishment in 1996, over 11,000 TBN members have contributed tens of thousands of hours in volunteer support to a diverse range of threatened bird projects.
We have volunteers working tirelessly throughout Australia. While it is difficult to focus on any single project, as an example, volunteers contribute over 500 hours a year aiding Glossy Black-Cockatoo Recovery on Kangaroo Island, SA, a project that the TBN has partnered with for many years.
Volunteer roles for the TBN range from field work, event management, data entry, to attending workshops and advocacy.
Without your dedication none of this would be possible and we would like to sincerely thank every one of you.
How does Volunteering benefit you?
Research has shown that volunteering can make you feel healthier and happier. Four benefits of volunteering include:
- Volunteering connects you to others
- Volunteering is good for your mind and body
- Volunteering can advance your career
- Volunteering brings fun and fulfillment to your life
Read more about the health benefits of volunteering here
On behalf of the TBN and all Australian threatened bird species, we thank you for your interest and hard work!
The Threatened Bird Network team,
Janelle Thomas, Lindall Kidd and Mary Satchell