Vol­un­teer­ing a gift to com­mu­nity

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Manning Belmont Victoria Park - VICKI MOR­RELL

”VOL­UN­TEER­ING is the ul­ti­mate ex­er­cise in democ­racy. You vote in elec­tions as they come around but when you vol­un­teer, you vote ev­ery day about the kind of com­mu­nity you want to live in.” - Au­thor Un­known

It is in­ter­est­ing how many peo­ple say they don’t vol­un­teer be­cause they aren’t in­ter­ested in stand­ing on a cor­ner rat­tling a can! While that ac­tiv­ity is very valu­able it is not the only one avail­able.

At Southcare, we have many po­si­tions for peo­ple with time on their hands and car­ing in their hearts.

You can be a com­mu­nity driver safely de­liv­er­ing clients to ap­point­ments when they can no longer drive them­selves; work in our op shop or the Mankara com­mu­nity food store help­ing cus­tomers with their pur­chases.

We have vol­un­teers who help our fi­nan­cial coun­sel­lor in­ter­view those in need of emer­gency re­lief, some who join ac­tiv­i­ties at the New Hori­zons so­cial cen­tre, peo­ple who visit the lonely in our com­mu­nity and still oth­ers that help in re­cep­tion with the ac­counts and ad­min­is­tra­tion.

If you have re­tired from work, don’t waste your skills, con­sider putting them to good use.

Southcare ad­ver­tises po­si­tions at www.vol­un­teer­ing.org.au or con­tact Vicki Morell by email at vicki.m@southcare. org.au or call 9450 6233.

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