Kicking goals for volunteers
As part of International Thank a Volunteer Day last week, the Nedlands Volunteer Resource Centre was thanking people who freely give their time.
One of them was Rocky Bay volunteer Iolo Williams, who took Rocky Bay client Jamie to every Fremantle Dockers game at Perth Stadium last season.
Before the first game, Iolo and a Rocky Bay support worker went with Jamie on a tour of the stadium, going behind the scenes to view the changerooms, coaches’ locker room and an array of sporting memorabilia.
“Jamie loved the tour and was so excited to get a glimpse behind the scenes,” Rocky Bay volunteer coordinator Jenny Styles said.
“In previous years, Jamie had always travelled independently via public transport to Subiaco Oval to watch the Dockers, and his support staff thought it would be a great idea for him to have a companion to go to the new venue.”
Iolo was keen to help Rocky Bay residents get out into the community and was Jamie’s perfect match.
International Thank a Volunteer Day was established by the United Nations in 1985.
The coordinator of volun- teering at Nedlands council, Robyn Forrest, said: “It’s an opportunity for volunteers and organisations to raise awareness of and gain recognition for the contribution they make to their communities.
“The Nedlands Volunteer Resource Centre is upstairs in the Nedlands library and is regarded as a one-stop shop for volunteering advice, information and learning about different volunteer positions available.”
For volunteer enquiries at Rocky Bay, contact volunteer coordinator Jenny Styles on 9383 5135 or visit www.rockybay.org.au/volunteer.
Rocky Bay customer Jamie, left, with volunteer Iolo Williams at Perth Stadium.