Peninsula Villages marked National Volunteer Week with a special Volunteer Thank You Luncheon to thank the many volunteers who donate their time and resources to the organisation.
A number of longer-serving volunteers were also awarded Volunteer Service Awards for the many years they have dedicated to Peninsula Villages.
Shane Neaves, Chief Executive Officer at Peninsula Villages, said:
“We highly value our hardworking team of volunteers. They help enhance the quality of life for our residents and provide a vital service to our community.
“Peninsula Villages is delighted to have a loyal and dedicated team of almost 100 volunteers.
“Whether it's calling bingo, driving buses, reading to our residents or wheelchair walks, our volunteers really are the heart and soul of Village life. It’s safe to say that Peninsula Villages would not be what it is today without the ongoing support of our volunteers”.
Included in the tight knit team of volunteers who lend their time to Peninsula Villages are Central Coast locals Tony Millgate, Ian Butler and Mariette Butler, who have all dedicated 11 years of service to the organisation, as well as Lynette Mackay, who this year has reached 12 years of service.
“Some of our volunteers have been undertaking volunteer work for Peninsula Villages for over a decade now. They are all much loved by staff and residents alike.
Pictured from left to right: Tony Millgate (11 years of service), Paula Neman (Lifestyle Manger at Peninsula Villages), Ian Butler (11 years of service), Mariette Butler (11 years of service), Lynette Mackay (12 years of service) and Jackie Bennett (Executive Operations Manger at Peninsula Villages)
“While we will never be able to truly communicate just how grateful we are to our volunteers for their service, we hope that small gestures such as our annual Volunteer Thank You Luncheon will make a start."
If you would like to volunteer at Peninsula Villages, please contact Paula on 02 4344 9199 to find out more.