0

Volunteer Spotlight – Jacqui

9 March 2016

Volunteer Spotlight – Jacqui 

Working in healthcare and dealing with people of all ages, I became aware of the important work Youngcare does in Queensland a number of years ago. I have met and treated a number of clients who have directly benefited from Youngcare’s accommodation solutions, at home grants and general support, but only in the last year or so did I decide to further my work with these people by volunteering with Youngcare. I will be forever grateful that I did.

I have thoroughly enjoyed every volunteering opportunity I have had with Youngcare, including a day raising money at the Races in Brisbane, Boot Scooting at the Gympie Music Muster and Gift Wrapping Christmas Goodies at Brookside Shopping Centre! The highlight of all of these events is always sharing your time and enthusiasm with other ‘vollies’, fellow volunteers who are as passionate about raising funds for Youngcare as you are! Every time I volunteer, I learn new ‘tips and tricks’, every vollie has something new to bring to the table.

Every time I volunteer, I am so proud of my fellow human beings and their generosity. Not once have I been negatively received and people are always so keen to learn about Youngcare, what they do and how they can help.

DSC_0746 (Medium)

Youngcare is such an important part of life for young Aussies with high care needs, and the public are becoming more and more aware of that. A donation is often followed up by a story about ‘so and so had an accident when he was 20… he should live somewhere like these guys are talking about…’.

I am very proud to be associated with Youngcare, and hope to spend many more years raising money for such an amazing cause. I would encourage anyone reading this to find some time and slip on your red T-shirt; it’s the most amazing thing.

Jacqui 

Join our volunteer family! 

SHARE THIS!
News you might like:
30 August 2016 National not-for-profit organisation Youngcare today announced the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer Anthony Ryan. Mr ...
Bernard Fanning is back and he can't wait for the Youngcare Benefit Concert 2015! Below he shares his fond memories of the past and some of his plans ...
7 November 2016 Share a slice of Youngcake this Christmas For a young person with high care needs, the loss of choice and independence is one of ...
We want you to be the first to know! Youngcare is thrilled to announce the return of one of Brisbane’s best nights of Australian music: the ...
Dear Mr Scott Morrison, I’m writing to you as the 30th Prime Minister of Australia because I want to know how you’re planning on improving the ...
This article was originally published in The Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin. 8 January 2016 Young people in aged care – an Australian ...
2 August 2017 Youngcare explores options as NSW project ends Youngcare’s partnership with St. Vincent’s Australia to deliver high care housing ...
5 May 2016 CEO message The new season is an exciting time for Youngcare as we start to focus on bringing our latest apartments at Albany Creek, ...
5 May 2016 WHAT’S ON!   28 APRIL - 8 MAY Simpson Desert Challenge Support the trekkers by donating and follow the trek with our regular ...
24 July 2017 A message from our partners at Vincents At VINCENTS one of our core values is to actively build a company environment that contributes ...
Categories
Archives

Are you a young person seeking help?

What we do

GET INFO

Get Help

GET INFO

Contact Us

GET INFO

A huge thanks to our supporters 

AWIC - Awesome Women In Construction
Tradelink
Channel Nine
Hopgood Ganim
Ozdent
Tatts Group
Flight Centre Foundation
Spot Productinons
Betta Home Living
Coates
Thrifty
HSF
MTAQ
CV Services
Savills
Birdsville Social Club
MMO Interiors
Just Cause Bunch
Network First
Carbone
Vincents
Brisbane Airport
Rivergum Homes
BDO
Motorola Solutions
Batercard
Keystone
Vantage Performance
FKG
Tattersalls Club
Queensland Government
ALS Global
Sage
MS Queensland
Bruce Lynton
Cakes & Sh!t
Forte Catering
Neals
The Co Group
Style
LAS logo
One Harvest - love beats
Braggs Signs
Audio Visual Elements
Knight Frank
Select AV
Vuly
Queensland Rail
Triffid
Care Tech
Broncos Charity Fund
De Luca Corp
Story Bride Hotel
Women's Weekly
Shine Lawyers
Nova
Good2give
Vertica Capital
Birdsville Hotel
Collins Food
Merlo
Eureka Landscaping
Bunnamagoo
Taylor Byrne
Aurora Adventures
Just Photography
IOR Petroleum
QIC
DAE
J W Bell & Associates
McCabe Curwood
EY
Pilot
Media Merchants
Sleepy's
Hand Heart Pocket
MGD Private
Servcorp
Clark Real Estate
Une Parkinson Foundation
ALS
Doug Hall Foundation
Birdsville Roadhouse
Cutting Edge
Brighton Homes
CUB
ANZ
Morgans
National Storage
Wolff Group