I give small amounts of time to my community and in return, I feel great.
Volunteering is a key ingredient for caring communities. I applaud everyone that has at some point in time taken on a volunteering role. I encourage others to consider giving some time to their community.
My volunteering roles have included:
Meals on Wheels – it makes me happy knowing our vulnerable elderly will have a nutritious meal.
My sons’ school – P&F and reading helper.
Rushall Park Retirement Village – teaching residents how to surf the Net. Once we mastered the challenging timing of the ‘Double Click’, we opened up a new world to explore.
Rushall Park Retirement Village – where I organised a trivia afternoon tea for all residents. With the onset of dementia, we may not recall what we had for lunch yet we may have vivid recollection of our past. It was a successful afternoon and one I’ll always remember.
Coaching a girls basketball team at Victorian School for the Deaf. I was only there for a season and took pleasure from teaching them a few games to use as training drills.