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VOLUNTEER SUPPORT AT BENDIGO DISTRICT RSL SUB-BRANCH

Volunteering at the Bendigo District RSL –Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Bendigo RSL. We welcome new people to join our dedicated volunteer team at Bendigo.

FUNDRAISING AND APPEALS

Volunteer roles at Bendigo RSL mainly centre on fundraising through selling badges just before ANZAC DAY and selling poppies prior to REMEMBRANCE DAY.

 

Sellers generally follow a roster and “set up shop” at larger shopping centres and other outlets around Bendigo. Our Appeals Officer may also require assistance to assemble, pack and deliver merchandise trays to local schools and businesses before and after collect the proceeds and stock balances directly after our Appeals.

COMMEMORATIVE AND MEMORABILIA

For ANZAC DAY and REMEMBRANCE DAY our volunteers may be called on to assist at our annual commemorative services and Bendigo RSL has an extremely popular ANZAC ceremony designed just for local primary, secondary and special schools as we see educating younger generations as a vital task in supporting our community. Additionally, our Memorabilia Officer is always looking to add to his volunteer guide list.

SUPPORT ROLES

We are always seeking people who can freely offer their time, trade or professional qualifications to assist us to make Bendigo RSL a better veterans support and community place to enjoy.

 

Current Volunteers
Existing volunteers can manage and update their volunteer hours by logging into our app.

ANZAC APPEAL

Each year, in the lead up to ANZAC Day on 25 April, the Bendigo District RSL runs its ANZAC Appeal to raise much needed funds for veterans and their families around Central Victoria.

 

In 2024, the RSL once again asks Victorians to come together and remember not just those we lost in defence of Australia across various conflicts, but to also show their support of all who served, and continue to serve, their country as members of the Australian Defence Force.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP

 

If you can help out selling or delivering honesty boxes or helping to get things ready, please email; appeals@bendigorsl.com.au

or call 5442 2950.

 

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND DEDICATION

Ann Merry

Welfare & Charitable Sub-Committee member

 

Ann has been an active and engaged member of the Welfare & Charitable Sub-Committee for 7 years. She has been especially involved in the Home and Hospital Visiting Program. During a period of considerable disruption owing to the pandemic, she has conducted many visits in her own private capacity bringing support and encouragement to many veterans and their families. She is a strong and informed member of the Sub-Committee providing many suggestions and recommendations for improvements to the work of the Sub-Committee and the Sub-Branch as a whole. Ann also helps out with veteran hospital visits and has help delivered Xmas presents to veterans. Ann is a highly motivated member who sets an excellent example to other members of the Sub-Committee, and she is to be commended for her efforts over many years.

 

Thank you Ann Merry we appreciate all your contributions and volunteer dedication.

Ian Ray

Funeral Officer

 

Over many years Ian has been instrumental in the ongoing support for veterans’ funerals. Over the last three years, he has been the single person who has conducted the funerals where possible due to COVID and the loss of other volunteers.

 

Ian has always been very professional in conducting veterans’ funeral and on many occasions has been asked to conduct funerals at very short notice. He is a credit to the BDRSL Sub-Branch and embodies the principles of “volunteering”. We strongly believe this needs to be acknowledged.

 

Thank you Ian, we appreciate all your contributions and volunteer dedication

 

Warm regards The Bendigo District RSL Sub- Branch committee.