Albany Regional Volunteer Service

Shire of Plantagenet are having a Thank A Volunteer Day Afternoon Tea on Saturday 17th February 3pm to 5pm.
If youd like to attend please let Isabelle Draffehn know on 9892 1127 or email by 9th Feb.



Volunteering – an Introduction

Many vital community services rely extensively on the tireless efforts of volunteers. Volunteers come from all sections of the community – a willingness to help is not dependent on race, gender, religion or personal interests. The range of services available in our community would be less without the tireless dedication of volunteers.

Volunteering is also of great benefit to the volunteer. The rewards are not financial but can be measured in a sense of satisfaction and contentment in helping their own community.

People volunteer for many reasons:



Some enjoy the interaction with other volunteers; or.


Gain new skills

Some want to maintain or gain new skills


Increase confidence

Some increase their confidence and meet new people.


Develop Contacts

Some develop a network of contacts and

Enhance job-readiness

Some enhance their job-readiness.

Volunteering promotes a feeling of satisfaction from helping others and is undertaken freely.

The Albany & Regional Volunteer Service will assist those hoping to enter the world of volunteering and will help community groups in need of volunteers.

ARVS Board 2016-2017


Chairperson         Judith Williams (Old Farm Strawberry Hill)
Vice Chairperson  Christine Sargent
Secretary              Christine Tozer (Sport Community)
Treasurer              Naomi Bell
Board Member      John King
Board Member      Helen Knewstub
Board Member      Vacant
Board Member      Vacant
Board Member      Vacant

If you wish to apply for a vacancy please contact

Staff Members
Coordinator         Tracy Sleeman
Volunteer             Sandra (Sam) Downes