A local MP is hoping to recognise the work of Maitland volunteers as part of the new Community Heroes Initiative. 

Maitland MP Jenny Aitchison is looking for people who have gone above and beyond to support the local community. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic and more recently the severe weather and flood events highlight the immeasurable impact volunteers make in supporting our community,” she said. 

The initiative was launched during National Volunteer Week earlier this year, as a way of recognising the impact volunteering has in building and strengthening our communities.

Ms Aitchison says she’s looking forward to both rewarding and recognising such incredible people in the area.

“The NSW Community Heroes certificates are one way we can show our appreciation and acknowledge the important role they play in our community,” she said.

“Volunteers are quiet achievers, always displaying selfless acts of service and I’m glad we can celebrate them with these certificates.”

If you would like to nominate an individual who has been a prominent volunteer in the Maitland community, visit www.jennyaitchson.com.au/Maitlandlocalheroes