Volunteers crucial to community fabric

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PART OF THE FURNITURE: Bob Ahrens pictured in the 1966 South Gawler premiership photo.

PART OF THE FURNITURE: Bob Ahrens pictured in the 1966 South Gawler premiership photo.

​BAROSSA HERALD: With National Volunteer Week here, South Gawler Football Club president Luke Officer took some time to reflect on the club's greatest volunteer, the late Bob Ahrens. Read more.

VOLUNTEERING: Kean Parrington, Bill Applebee, Don Gourd, Wendy Black, Ricky Gill and Michael Kerin at South Augusta Football Club's Volunteer Recognition Round on Friday May 5.

VOLUNTEERING: Kean Parrington, Bill Applebee, Don Gourd, Wendy Black, Ricky Gill and Michael Kerin at South Augusta Football Club's Volunteer Recognition Round on Friday May 5.

THE TRANSCONTINENTAL: Reigning premiers South Augusta Football Club held its first-ever Volunteer Recognition Round in the second round of the 2017 Spencer Gulf League on May 5-6. With National Volunteer Week celebrating volunteers across Australia from May 8-14, South Augusta took the chance to recognise past and present volunteers throughout its 104-year history. Read more.

All aboard: Jeff Martin has been behind the wheel of the Country Health Connect Murray Bridge day centre bus for years. Photo: Peri Strathearn.

All aboard: Jeff Martin has been behind the wheel of the Country Health Connect Murray Bridge day centre bus for years. Photo: Peri Strathearn.

MURRAY VALLEY STANDARD: Living at home can be like living on an island for anyone who finds it tough to move around due to disability or old age. That makes Jeff Martin's bus a lifeboat. Read more.

A wonderful local group: President of the Kingston Hospital Auxillary, Maxine Drabsch.

A wonderful local group: President of the Kingston Hospital Auxillary, Maxine Drabsch.

COASTAL LEADER: The Kingston Hospital Auxiliary Group plays an important role in the community by raising much needed funds for the Kingston Hospital, which benefits the patients, the residents of Lighthouse Lodge and Elanora Wing. Read more.

INVALUABLE: Port Pirie Regional Gymnastics Academy volunteers Mel Maywald, Ellen Crisp, Olivia Maywald, Marie Cunningham, Billy Venning, Belinda Denny and Kim Hyland.

INVALUABLE: Port Pirie Regional Gymnastics Academy volunteers Mel Maywald, Ellen Crisp, Olivia Maywald, Marie Cunningham, Billy Venning, Belinda Denny and Kim Hyland.

PORT PIRIE RECORDER: The weighty words of Port Pirie Regional Gymnastics Academy head coach Garry Nayda seemed to ring true at the old Port Pirie library on Tuesday afternoon, as children from across the region stretched, flipped and jumped while dedicated volunteer coaches and committee members looked on proudly. Read more.

HEALTH: Committee member Lyndon Briese with Suicide Prevention Network SA's Lyn James and other committee members Erin Roberts, Jessica Quinn and Deb Pilgrim.

HEALTH: Committee member Lyndon Briese with Suicide Prevention Network SA's Lyn James and other committee members Erin Roberts, Jessica Quinn and Deb Pilgrim.

EYRE PENINSULA TRIBUNE: Cleve and Districts Mental Health and Wellbeing Group committee member Erin Roberts said the group recognised how difficult it could be to open up about mental health and wanted to help build a stronger and healthier community. Read more.

VOLUNTEER: Mohammad Ali Gulzari helps out at the St Vincent De Paul store in Naracoorte on Tuesday morning.

VOLUNTEER: Mohammad Ali Gulzari helps out at the St Vincent De Paul store in Naracoorte on Tuesday morning.

NARACOORTE HERALD: Volunteers are keeping the Naracoorte community “ticking and alive” according to a key organiser of services. Limestone Coast Volunteer Resource Centre coordinator Jan Bittner said in her opinion, volunteers are vital as they “stick this community together”. Read more.

CRUISING: Volunteer Cathy Sandland and Port Lincoln City Council volunteer officer Donna Marshall await the next cruise ship season.

CRUISING: Volunteer Cathy Sandland and Port Lincoln City Council volunteer officer Donna Marshall await the next cruise ship season.

PORT LINCOLN TIMES: Volunteers with Port Lincoln City Council are preparing for an even busier cruise ship season in 2017/18 but want people to know they offer a lot more to the community. Read more.

SOCIAL: Men's Shed members Michael, Johnson, Robert, John, Tony and Gary.

SOCIAL: Men's Shed members Michael, Johnson, Robert, John, Tony and Gary.

WHYALLA NEWS: Finding a hobby to keep them busy post-retirement can be tough for some men, however the Men’s Shed in Whyalla aims to keep them occupied with work while forming meaningful relationships. Read more. 

CONCERT PREPARATION: Ceduna Presenters Group members Bobbie Bennett and Carol Suter organise the seating for the recent IN VOGUE show at Ceduna Memorial Hall. Picture: Luca Cetta

CONCERT PREPARATION: Ceduna Presenters Group members Bobbie Bennett and Carol Suter organise the seating for the recent IN VOGUE show at Ceduna Memorial Hall. Picture: Luca Cetta

WEST COAST SENTINEL: The presentation of live shows in Ceduna such as the recent In Vogue production and next week’s Sista Girl would not be possible without the contributions of the Ceduna Presenters Group. Read more.

"It’s rewarding work, I like to leave people with a smile." - Sue Chappell

"We saw a need in the community to bring mental health into the light and get people talking about it." - Erin Roberts

“If it wasn’t for Meals on Wheel I’m afraid I would have felt very left out, because when I moved to Pirie five years ago I knew no one... It’s just a big family.” - Trish Deer

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