Volunteers help RSL to support our veterans

February 28, 2018

A proclamation on January 11, 1973 officially ended Australia’s participation in the Vietnam War.

More than 45 years after Australia’s 17th Governor-General Sir Paul Hasluck issued that official announcement, the RSL continues to support Vietnam veterans including members of the Geelong and District Vietnam Veterans Association.

The association’s nationwide motto of “Honour the dead but fight like hell for the living” is a powerful one. And it’s one we support.

Our RSL volunteers do a wonderful job across many communities, providing valuable assistance in a range of roles. They’re dedicated, enthusiastic and friendly and their work is vital.

At Geelong RSL, we are always on the look out for volunteers to help us in a variety of ways to continue our programs supporting veterans and their families.

While our volunteers concentrate on major fundraising efforts in the lead up to Anzac Day and Remembrance Day, they also work throughout the year to provide well-being support to veterans and their families. They might visit veterans at home or in hospital, provide transport when needed or fill positions as welfare or pensions officers.

Our volunteers often contribute their time to assisting  at commemoration services and with the daily running of our popular, friendly club.

At the Geelong RSL, we highly value our volunteer team. Without them, many of the services we offer would be difficult to run. They’re a vibrant, giving group and we salute their efforts.

If you are interested in becoming a RSL volunteer, please contact us for more information. We’d love to hear from you.