Volunteering in Broken Hill has been the platform for the
sustainable development of the City since it was founded in 1883.
From the Sisters of Mercy who arrived in 1889 to provide valuable education, hospital and pastoral care to the most recently formed volunteer committee, the Film Broken Hill Advisory Group, the residents of Broken Hill have always been active participants in the provision of resident support services, environmental change, community governance, economic prosperity, entertainment and political activism.
Today, there are more than 100 volunteer organisations in the City which has a population of 20,000. More than 14.7 per cent (2939 people) of the population is involved in volunteering representing approximately $30.6M of services to the local economy each year.
Broken Hill volunteers are inspiring and innovative.
There are many hundreds of people in the volunteer family ranging in age from three to 100 and from all walks of life, with all kinds of interests.
Volunteers help our community to overcome considerable challenges as well as provide a vibrant and welcoming support base for residents and visitors alike.
Everyone who lives in our community has been assisted by a volunteer in some way. Volunteers influence our community in every way, every day, by caring for our people, our culture and our environment.
2012 volunteer awards nomination form-4 (DOC - 343.5KB)
2012 Awards Category Poster (PDF - 1497.67KB)
National Volunteers Week 2011 (PDF - 470.19KB)