Volunteers - changing lives, changing communities

Welcome to National Volunteer Week.

This year’s theme of Changing Lives, Changing Communities is more relevant to our community than it has ever been before.

Connect Health receptionist, Beth, waves her smile of appreciation to all our wonderful volunteers.

Every day volunteers who work for Connect Health & Community bring a helping hand and human kindness to the local community and change lives and change communities forever.   This year, because of COVID-19 we are encouraged to 'put your hand up and thank the volunteers around Australia' by waving a special smile of appreciation from your home or work.

Our volunteers make it possible for people in our community to get to the vital medical appointments they need to attend, help people in our community stay active and healthy, and help people stay socially connected to each other - in what can be an isolating society - providing support, encouragement and kindness.

Our volunteers make it possible for Connect Health & Community to provide the Health and Community Services that the community wants. 

During COVID-19 volunteers have continued driving people in our community to medical appointments, work to support our Communications team, auxiliary volunteers have continued to knit for fund raising activities and of course, many volunteers are staying home - protecting themselves and others.

Finally, congratulations to all volunteers who will reach a milestone year of volunteering with Connect Health & Community this year.  The team is working hard to deliver to you your Year Badge and Year Certificate to all those amazing helpers soon.

We are living in an extraordinary time, which calls for extraordinary people.  Our volunteers are extraordinary people.  I am proud to showcase the talents and stories of our volunteers who every day Change Lives and Change Communities.  Each day during National Volunteer Week we will be sharing a different stories from volunteers.  I thank them for sharing their amazing stories with us all.

Thank you,

Michelle Whitlock,
Manager Volunteer and Community Connections

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