Real­mark thrilled with Vol­un­teer­ing WA recog­ni­tion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Residential -

it was in­tro­duced less than one year ago, Real­mark’s True Blue Vol­un­teer pro­gram is al­ready achiev­ing recog­ni­tion and was a fi­nal­ist for the Vol­un­teer­ing WA Cor­po­rate Vol­un­teer of the Year award last month.

The com­pany has al­ways had a strong in­volve­ment in the com­mu­nity and char­i­ta­ble work, but the pro­gram was launched last July to al­low greater fo­cus on giv­ing time back to the com­mu­nity.

Co-or­di­na­tor Katy Ling said it was open for par­tic­i­pa­tion and in­volve­ment from Real­mark’s 14 of­fices.

“We have over 100 peo­ple on our pri­or­ity vol­un­teer con­tact list,” she said.

“We also en­cour­age par­tic­i­pa­tion from fam­ily and friends of Real­mark staff, along with our con­trac­tors and clients, as we feel the big­ger the group, the stronger our pres­ence is in the com­mu­nity and the more time we can give.”

The vol­un­teers have been in­volved in Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child, RSPCA, Pa­tri­cia Giles Cen­tre, Nulsen Dis­abil­ity Ser­vices, Starlight Chil­dren’s Foun­da­tion and Step up for MSWA.

They will also take part in Ron­ald Mcdon­ald House’s Home for Din­ner project at the end of the month.

Al­though they were not awarded, the Real­mark team was thrilled to have been recog­nised by Vol­un­teer­ing WA.

“In the com­mence­ment of this pro­gram, we be­came mem­bers of Vol­un­teer­ing WA and en­gaged their sup­port to guide us on this path and to as­sist us in gain­ing mo­men­tum with our vol­un­teer projects and also pro­vide us with knowl­edge on how to run a suc­cess­ful vol­un­teer pro­gram,” Ms Ling said.

“They en­cour­aged us to nominate for the WA Cor­po­rate Vol­un­teer or the Year award and we were ex­cited to be an­nounced as one of three fi­nal­ists.

“We will def­i­nitely be nom­i­nat­ing our­selves next year as we be­lieve this pro­gram is only in its in­fancy and we will have a big­ger story to tell in 2018.”

Real­mark True Blue vol­un­teers paint­ing one of Nulsen’s homes in Madding­ton.

Vol­un­teers at the RSCPA.

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