Our East Arnhem Stars’ commitment to volunteering at the Nhulunbuy Pet and Animal Welfare Shelter (PAWS) all year was recognised at a Volunteer Thank You celebration.
As part of the Community, Culture and Leadership Pillar of the Stars Plan, our Yirrkala Stars have been volunteering at PAWS for the past two years and our Nhulunbuy Stars have been visiting every Friday.
The girls feed and water the animals, exercise the dogs and play with the cats, and clean out the pens and litter trays. They also water the garden during their visits.
Volunteering at the shelter has built the girls’ confidence around animals, especially the larger dogs, and being relied upon has further developed their sense of responsibility.
And all the cuddles have definitely enhanced their sense of wellbeing!