OUR MISSION AND STORY
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world<;
Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
Our Vision is for the Tamworth Region to be the Volunteer Capital of Australia. To nurture and strengthen a community that has a culture of Volunteering.
Our missionis to provide a virtual hub for volunteer efforts where everyone’s skills and contributions are supported to have the biggest impact.
Our Values are: fulfilment, authenticity, honesty, honour, respect, balance, engagement, belonging, inclusion, participation, growth, challenge, results & action focus, & above all else, acting with integrity.
Our Purpose is to advance and develop the potential in the volunteer networks and their capacity, for the benefit of the whole community, by undertaking activities such as:
- Supporting collaborative projects,
- Enabling resource sharing with other groups and
- Developing, documenting and sharing 'best practice' models
The Story… in August 2016 a group of passionate Tamworthians participated in a Leadership Program called 10X Tamworth, the 10X Concept of Community Based Leadership Development which is built on relationships and networks. The 10X concept is a Network Model of Leadership. The project aim was to develop the leadership capacity within the Tamworth Region, by developing and modelling a Culture of Inclusion - a community where all its residents feel respected, valued and included.
In January 2017, the group met to decide how they could contribute and leverage their own efforts, resources and networks, to make Tamworth Region the most livable Region in Australia. Out of those discussions the brand Regional Unlimited formed.
Regional Unlimited is now Company Limited by Guarantee registered as a Not-for-profit Charity. We work on specific projects, such as ‘RU Volunteering’, in partnership with NGOs, government at all levels and corporate organisations.
The first project identified was to provide a single ‘Hub’ for community information on volunteer opportunities.