The volunteer work of our Nhulunbuy & Yirrkala Stars was officially recognised during the Nhulunbuy Pet and Animal Welfare (PAWS) Volunteer Thank You evening at the Gove Country Golf Club last week.
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 wellbeing!