27 May 2019
National Volunteer Week runs from 20th to 26th May and recognises the valuable contribution of the volunteers around Australia. The Knox community celebrated their wonderful volunteers by hosting a special morning tea for them. The morning was celebrated with barista-made coffee, tea and homemade cakes. Lifestyle coordinator, Jacqueline Rowe said, “National Volunteer Week is important in acknowledging the hard work, dedication and joy that volunteers bring to our residents on a daily basis.”
Through supporting religious and spiritual needs; attending mobile library visits; engaging in AFL football tipping; and playing cards games, the volunteers not only bring smiles to the faces’ of the clients, but have created life-long relationships with many of the clients.
Volunteer, Joyce explained at the morning tea, why she loves to volunteer, “I volunteer, because I know first-hand, how happy people can be when they see me pop my head around the corner and ask if they have done their footy tipping this week!”
The Arcare Knox community are incredibly appreciative of the time the volunteers spend with the clients and the joy they bring into their lives. Arcare thanked their volunteers with a personalised gift, certificate and 2019 National Volunteering pin. Residence Manager, Sally Annesley commented saying, “We are incredibly thankful for our volunteers and the time they spend with our residents.”