Uniting the community & furthering education, Logan City Council Library – Logan

Logan City Council Library has been nominated for the Volunteering Impact Award for its numerous and varied volunteer programs working to make a positive impact in the Logan community.

Through the Page Turners Program, the Homework Help Program and the Adult Literacy Program, the Logan City Council Library is reaching hundreds of students and adults across the area. The library recognises education as a major driver of development, and by addressing these educational needs through these programs, the library is supporting Logan’s young people to reach their full potential.

89 volunteers from the Home Library Service made over 2,500 visits to 460 homes in the past year, delivering books to housebound borrowers. Volunteers in the program also gain a greater sense of community, learn to understand the generational and cultural differences between people, and create opportunities for themselves and others to reach their full potential.

Debra Cooper, Library Programming Coordinator, noted that the Logan City Council Library’s objective was to make a difference in their community through enabling the growth of creativity, literacy and learning.

“All of the volunteer programs in the library have had an impact on the diverse local community, and thus a flow-on effect to the Queensland community,” Ms Cooper said.

CEO of Volunteering Queensland, Mara Basanovic, said the Volunteering Awards acknowledge the extraordinary and valuable work done every day by hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the state.

“These prestigious awards highlight and pay tribute to the caring individuals who inspire and epitomise the spirit of volunteerism through their compassion, commitment and hard work. The positive impact they contribute strengthens and connects their communities.”

“The awards also promote the enormous value and vital contribution of volunteering to the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of Queensland.”

Award recipients will be announced during National Volunteer Week, which runs from 8-14 May 2017.