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Volunteer Spotlight – Jess

26 November 2015

Volunteer spotlight – Jess

“My initial desire to become involved with Youngcare stems from a very personal understanding about some of the challenges that young people with disabilities face when trying to integrate into the community. It’s a cause that I feel has enormous benefits for many individuals, their families and our community in general.

At the beginning of 2015 a group of volunteers came together with the aim to provide assistance with essential gardening and maintenance at the Youngcare HQ in Spring Hill.  Our monthly meet up usually involves an hour of power – landscaping, watering and maintaining the gardens to ensure the site is welcoming to all who visit.

When I initially contacted Youngcare to find out more about volunteering, I was surprised by the varied opportunities there were to get involved with the organisation. I have enjoyed helping with the gardening at Youngcare as it’s an activity that I have been able to undertake with the help of my family. My parents have always been involved with Rotary, so I grew up with this as an example and they continue to amaze me with the time they dedicate to their volunteer roles.

My daughter, although too young to understand the impact of the work we are involved with, enjoys helping with the gardening once a month. We hope in years to come she will see firsthand how volunteering can provide worthwhile benefits to our community and take on some volunteering work herself.

If you’ve thought about volunteering then I would encourage you to inquire about the opportunities that exist.  It can be once a week, once a month or just for a specific event, every little bit is helpful.”

If you are interested in assisting with the maintenance of this garden please get in contact with Liz at [email protected] 

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