Western Port News 24 March 2021

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Happy to help: Volunteers Annabel Richards, Georgie Kerr, from Parks Victoria, Jill McIver, Jamie Edgerton and Jet Sallmann, who has returned to his job with Indigenous folk in the Pilbara. Picture: Supplied

Call for next gen to ease the load REFLECTING on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on so many people prompted Devilbend Foundation secretary Jill McIver to ponder how they can recruit new volunteers for worthwhile projects. This came during National Volunteer Week 17-24 March. “We all had to deal with the restrictions in different ways and the aftereffects of what we do next,” she said. “After volunteering for over 25 years in various forms – children’s kindergarten, school, sports clubs, lifesaving and environmental groups – I’m calling on the next generation to step up!” Ms McIver, who stepped down as secretary of Mornington Environment Association last October after four years as either president or secretary,

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