Meet our Volunteers

Meet Our Volunteer: Dale Caagbay

Getting to know our volunteer Dale Caagbay Dale Caagbay, from the Gardening team, joined Bina and Sharell from Sage Corporation to help clean up the community room at Blandville Court for its Grand Opening. The [...]

Meet Our Volunteer: Chris Chung

How long have you been volunteering and what do you do here? I’ve been here just over a year packing meals for Food Services. I am a Masters of Statistics student at UNSW and decided [...]

Over 30 Years of Volunteering

Congratulations to Michael Taylor Michael  was presented with a Premier’s Award last month at Parliament House in recognition of over 30 years of volunteering.  Michael was one of the winners out of many worthy nominations [...]

Meet Our Volunteer: Barbara Jago

How long have you been volunteering and what do you do here? I’ve been here almost two years. I help Stella at the front desk and some of the office staff with administration and clerical [...]

Meet Our Volunteer: Alan Seale

How long have you been volunteering and what do you do here? I’ve been volunteering for the Linen Service for around 4 years. I did some bus driving for Social Support. For the last two [...]

Meet Our Volunteer: Cathy Texier

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Volunteer Community Visitor Scheme Program

Tereza Seric, Volunteer Community Visitor Scheme Program

Tereza Seric, Volunteer Community Visitor Scheme Program

“In a world with over six billion people one of the very last things one should be without is company and friendship.

I had the great pleasure of meeting Audrey four years ago. My mother is a volunteer of the Gladesville Community Centre and after befriending a very charismatic Audrey, wished for me to meet her. Upon meeting her, we became instant friends. I began visiting Audrey frequently; helping her with Christmas decorations, then came the beloved afternoon coffee, lunch and shopping sessions which we now share together whenever we get the chance…

People are often misguided in believing that volunteering to visit someone like I have done with Audrey is a totally selfless, kind act, which requires considerable sacrifice. They often ignore or simply forget the possibility of there being someone on the other side, ready and completely capable of reciprocating the friendship.

In our time together Audrey and I have shared many laughs, many good coffees, even better cakes and a friendship so unique that is testimony to its long running success! …

When you have the pleasure of seeing the happiness you are capable of bringing to someone with your presence alone, you realise that being a volunteer is one of the easiest ways to make a change to someone’s life…

We often search for the big projects to satisfy our need to contribute to the world and often forget that the greatest change of all may be waiting for us right in our neighbourhood, like in my case a ten minute walk to Audrey’s!”

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Julijana and Lorena, Volunteer Visiting Program

Julijana and Lorena, Volunteer Visiting Program

Julijana: “I enjoy time spending with Lorena; we always have a lot to talk about as we have so many interests in common. She also takes me to shops, to doctor’s and other appointments and is genuinely interested to help me. My English is not very good so her help means a lot to me. I consider her to be my friend.”

Lorena: “I’ve been visiting Julijana for about two years now; we always have interesting conversations and I really enjoy time that we spend together. She is very open and honest person, and is a joy to talk to, so it’s very easy to like her. She is always nice and welcoming when I visit her. Helping her with whatever she needs has always been truly satisfying experience for me. She’s a great friend!”

 

Volunteering is time willingly given for the common good and without financial gain

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