This May LiveBetter’s CEO Natalie Forsyth-Stock wants to thank and pay tribute to all volunteers with a series of thank you morning teas that celebrate the essential role they play as part of our LiveBetter community.
“We currently have 250 volunteers at LiveBetter and we are so grateful for the incredible work that they do, not only for our organisation but for their communities as well,” says Ms Forsyth-Stock.
“Volunteerism is something that’s deeply embedded within LiveBetter. We encourage staff from across the organisation, from the Board and Executive level down, to volunteer in the communities that we serve. It’s so rewarding, and it gives us all a deeper understanding of the vital role our organisation plays in our broader community.”
“As we recognise the importance of the work that our volunteers do, we also need to acknowledge that we do need more volunteers. Unfortunately, volunteer numbers have not snapped back to pre COVID levels.
“It has been a difficult time for some of our volunteers as they balance their concerns with their own health and their desire to give to their community. We also understand we live in a society which is ‘time-poor’,” continues Ms Forsyth-Stock.
“We have reduced the requirements for our volunteering roles so people can contribute as much or as little time as they’re able.
“I encourage everyone to think about putting their hand up to volunteer. You will get so much out of the experience, more than you put in, I guarantee it!”
There are a variety of volunteering roles available at LiveBetter to suit your interests:
- Community Transport Drivers and Bus Assistants,
- Disability and Aged Day program Assistants,
- Social Support Groups & Community Visits program,
- Help with Companion Animals,
- Gardening, Yard Maintenance& Car Washing
- Arts & Craft lessons.
LiveBetter will be celebrating National Volunteers Week with a series of morning teas and presentations to the current 250 volunteers across the states of NSW and Queensland where they are based.