Colourful mural brightens the day for volunteers

A helping hand: Southern Volunteering Regional Coordinator, Jackie Horton and local artist Stephanie Pitcher pictured behind a portion of the office's bright new mural.
A helping hand: Southern Volunteering Regional Coordinator, Jackie Horton and local artist Stephanie Pitcher pictured behind a portion of the office's bright new mural.

Current and new volunteers arriving at Southern Volunteering in Victor Harbor, will have their days brightened, thanks to a new mural created by local artist Stephanie Pitcher.

The mural which lines the wall at the entrance to Southern Volunteering at 1/44 Torrens Street, came about following a collaboration between Stephanie and the local Bunnings, who donated all paint required for the project.

It features a number of depictions of helping hands, highlighting the strength and importance of volunteers within the local community.

Southern Volunteering, a not for profit Volunteer Referral Centre in Victor Harbor, supports other not for profit organisations across the Fluerieu to recruit volunteers.

They also assist members of the community find volunteer roles that suit their skills and interests.

Southern Volunteering's Regional Coordinator, Jackie Horton, said the mural served as a beautiful, welcoming image.

"We were delighted when Bunnings Victor Harbor kindly agreed to donate the paint for the project," she said.

"They were very supportive when I explained what we wanted to achieve and generously provided the Taubmans paints.

"Then the plan became a reality thanks to Stephanie who kindly offered to design and paint the mural."

Stephanie is a local artist and art facilitator at the Goolwa Community Centre and Jackie said her talents and support for volunteers was clear.

"She is very supportive of volunteers and was so generous with her time, another fantastic example of how volunteers contribute to making our communities vibrant and strong."

Southern Volunteering has four volunteer referral officers who can help people discover what type of volunteer work fits them best.

The organisation works across Victor Harbor, Alexandrina and Yankalilla council districts, and currently has about 50 agencies advertising over 100 volunteer positions which offer varied commitments, from two hours per fortnight to fifteen hours (plus) per week or even for one off events.

For more information contact: 8552 7858.