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24 May, 2021

Field Days chair a proud volunteer

FAR North Queensland residents will this week celebrate and pay tribute to those tireless community torchbearers as part of National Volunteer Week.

By Michael Warren

Trevor Duncan is one of many volunteers being recognised during National Volunteer Week.

FAR North Queensland residents will this week celebrate and pay tribute to those tireless community torchbearers as part of National Volunteer Week. 

National volunteer week is Australia’s largest annual recognition of the six million volunteers who selflessly give more than 600 million hours to assist and help others in all types of life activities and endeavours. 

This year’s theme is recognise and thank volunteers for the vital role they play in our lives, reconnect to what is important by giving our time to help others and reimagine how we better support volunteers and communities they help. 

In light of such a meaningful week The Express wanted to highlight and recognise the efforts of a community member that captures what Volunteer week is all about. 

For more than 13 years Rotary FNQ Field Days chairman Trevor Duncan has selflessly dedicated his time to overseeing the successful running of one of the most popular events in the region. 

For Mr Duncan, being part of something that brings general happiness to so many people is what it’s all about. 

“I get a real sense of satisfaction being involved in the Field Days, we get to put on an event that is of interest to the community but importantly, we also get to raise money for a number of really worthwhile causes,” he explained to The Express

“Without volunteers events like this simply wouldn’t run, so I’m always very appreciative of those that give their time to help events like the Field Days and all the others that are held in the various communities around the area. 

“Volunteering is a really enjoyable experience.” 

National Volunteer Week runs until Sunday.  

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