We currently have around 130 members & we welcome & value new members. Membership is open to all residents & ratepayers within Hawks Nest & Tea Gardens. Membership costs only $15 per annum payable the second week of November.
According to Volunteering Australia (and us!) membership benefits include:
For locals: volunteering promotes individual wellbeing through offering a sense of purpose and opportunities for social connection.
For the local community: volunteering promotes community wellbeing through building social capital (networks and relationships between people) and connection to place.
For Australia: volunteering contributes to progress on many national priorities, including tackling mental health and addressing climate change.
We recognise that vounteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain (Volunteering Australia). We regularly ask for volunteer service & our volunteers are briefed, equipped & covered.
We acknowledge service through Life Membership. A person can be nominated for Life Membership if they have been a member of the Association for at least 15 years (not necessarily continuous), but has had at least 10 years continuous membership and, during those 10 years, has been a Committee member for at least 5 years, and has been nominated by a Committee member. Click here for our Life Members.