Residents and staff at a South Australian retirement village have rolled out the red carpet for tireless volunteers who have served the local region for many years.
On 9 September, RetireAustralia’s Lincoln Grove retirement village in Port Lincoln held a morning tea to celebrate the work of volunteers.
A total of 26 volunteers attended, including 12 based in the village. Organisations represented included the State Emergency Service, Red Cross, Axel Stenross Maritime Museum, Railway Museum and Meals on Wheels.
“We believe it’s important to celebrate the contribution of our volunteer community and acknowledge their extraordinary acts of service,” said Janet Grocke, sales consultant.
“Many of our residents have given their time and skills for the benefit of our local community groups and we look forward to commemorating volunteer achievements at our inaugural morning tea event.
“It’s the immeasurable impact of volunteers that lies at the heart of our community and is a mainstay for so many not for profit organisations.”
A representative from Volunteering SA&NT attended the event to discuss the impact volunteers have on the community and how volunteers can deal with the ongoing uncertainty of COVID-19.
“Many volunteers do not look for praise but we believe it's important to recognise and appreciate the time they have dedicated to make the world a more hopeful and welcoming place,” Mrs Grocke said.