Volunteers, we salute you!

WORTHY CREW: The team from the Salvation Army Family Store Ipswich at the breakfast.
WORTHY CREW: The team from the Salvation Army Family Store Ipswich at the breakfast. Rob Williams
WORTHY CREW: The team from the Salvation Army Family Store Ipswich at the breakfast.
WORTHY CREW: The team from the Salvation Army Family Store Ipswich at the breakfast. Rob Williams

VOLUNTEERS across the Ipswich region were recognised yesterday for the impact they have on their community.

International Volunteer Day ceremonies were held across the region.

Ipswich City Council staged a breakfast for the city's volunteers in the mall to thank them for their hard work and dedication.

Similarly the Somerset Regional Council held a high tea in Esk with more than 100 of the region's volunteers in attendance.

Ipswich Meals on Wheels volunteer Avril Pryde said the morning's breakfast was a great way to spend the morning with some of the city's other volunteers.

"It was a nice morning out," she said. "It was great to see and mix with the volunteers from lots of other organisations."

Mrs Pryde said the Ipswich volunteers appreciated the day, although they did their work without looking for any thanks.

"We all enjoy doing it anyway. We don't volunteer for any recognition."

International Volunteer Day, which is an initiative of the United Nations, has been held for more than 25 years to acknowledge volunteers for their efforts and contributions.

Topics:  international volunteer day, ipswich city council, somerset regional council, volunteers

Giant snake found trying to open family fridge

Andrew Smedley from Andrew's SNAKE Removal found this huge python on top of a fridge.

It's one night they won't forget in a hurry

Chopper takes up the chase for car thieves

The Queensland Police Polair 2 helicopter, which will begin operations from July 5, 2014.

Ute dumped in the bush as suspects flee

Teen, 15, punched in the face in schoolyard

Police generic, crime scene.  Photo Tessa Mapstone / South Burnett Times

Teen injured in school incident

Latest deals and offers

Kerri-Anne Kennerley to Sonia Kruger: "Stay brave"

She said her television peer should "stay brave"

Swimwear designer looking for love on The Bachelor

Noni Janur on her first day of filming.

The 25-year-old is one of 22 women vying for Richie Strahan’s heart

Three reasons your mind will be blown this week

Alan Dale and Jacki Weaver in a scene from the TV series Secret City.

THREE shows on Foxtel to make your mind boggle.

Elena wins MasterChef: “I’m ecstatic and eager to celebrate"

MasterChef Australia 2016 winner Elena Duggan, from Noosa.

NOOSA chefs survive marathon grand final dish by Heston Blumenthal.

Shannen Doherty shaves hair during cancer battle

Shannen Doherty has completely shaved off her hair

You can own this Queensland town for just $1


Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley