Volunteers rewarded for welcoming visitors to Brisbane
Brisbane’s army of volunteers have been rewarded at a special National Volunteer Week function for their efforts in welcoming tens of thousands of visitors to Brisbane every year.
The Brisbane Greeters and visitor information centre volunteers enjoyed a special lunch at West End’s Greek Club to mark the week which recognises the importance of volunteering in Australia.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said almost 300 Brisbane Greeters and volunteers were based at the Queen Street Mall and South Bank visitor information centres.
“Our volunteers offer a warm welcome, provide a friendly face and share valuable information with our visitors and residents alike,” Cr Quirk said.
“Not only do volunteers enhance our visitors’ experiences of the city, they share our wonderful stories, special places and unique culture.
“They inspire visitors to tell their friends and families back home about their experiences and encourage repeat visitation.
“Volunteers in our visitor information centres also help to create increased business for our leisure tourism operators by providing vital information and booking services.
“Tourism is worth $6.3 billion to Brisbane and it’s vital that our visitors receive the warmest welcome and have the best possible experiences in our city.”
Cr Quirk said the theme of National Volunteer Week was “Give Happy, Live Happy”, which recognised that volunteers lived happier and healthier lives.
“Volunteering enriches Brisbane and Queensland and is worth more than $12 billion to the state’s economy,” he said.
“I’d like to thank all our volunteers who enrich our visitors’ experiences of Brisbane.”
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