Grampians Community Health seeking volunteers

VOLUNTEERING can be an empowering experience, according to some of the many enthusiastic volunteers at Grampians Community Health.

Volunteers John and Garry with co-ordinator Joy McCracken.

Volunteers John and Garry with co-ordinator Joy McCracken.

Other comments volunteers make, include 'Meeting and working with people really broadens the way that you look at life'.

Volunteers co-ordinator, Joy McCracken, recently participated in a workshop to support volunteers to work with a cross section of the community.

The workshop provided an opportunity to reflect on the power of volunteers to protect and enrich lives and to thank them for their commitment to making a positive difference in our community.

Volunteering can provide a new start for people in their retirement, or result in skills that can be used in different careers or further education. Either way, volunteering creates a network of two way relationships that build stronger communities.

Grampians Community Health currently has some vacancies for new volunteers in the Do Care Visiting, Talk Listen Care, Welcome and Volunteer Driver programs. These 'hands on' positions offer flexible working conditions.

If you are interested in volunteering with Grampians Community Health in Stawell, please contact Sue, Joy or Christy on 5358 7400 by Tuesday, August 19 for information. You can also register for volunteering on the website: www.grampianscommunityhealth.org.au

The next volunteer training will be on Monday, August 25 at 1.30pm.

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