Hills Community Aid has held a morning tea and a lunch to thank the many volunteers that run the organisation to mark Volunteer Week.
It has nearly 130 volunteers who help with administration, Learning in the Hills, bus driving, group programs, financial support programs and playgroups as well as help with the Hills Daily Grind coffee van, Hills CarPal and form the HCA Board.
Sue Robinson has volunteered one day a week in the Hills Community Aid office for 13 years, since retiring from the world of finance.
She met staff from Hills Community Aid while working in a bank in Baulkham Hills and asked them what HCA did.
“When I retired I had the time to volunteer. I love volunteering because it keeps me in touch with other people “I meet a diverse range of people that I wouldn’t normally meet and I understand the difficulties they face. I also meet young people which keeps my mental abilities going.”
Caroline, who teaches soft furnishings at Learning in the Hills, has been a volunteer for the past five years. A teacher for over 35 years, she taught at three evening colleges after migrating from the UK.
Her connection to Learning in the Hills spans over 30 years and so do some of her friendships.
“It’s more than a class, it’s somewhere to create friendships.”
HCA Executive Officer, Mici Beer, thanked all the volunteers.
“Hills Community Aid has been supporting the community through social, financial, and information services and programs for 52 years.
“The backbone of our organisation has always been our volunteers and the continued delivery of all of our programs is only possible with the support of our dedicated, enthusiastic, and wonderful volunteers.
“I would like to say thank you to our 128 volunteers for their time, their support, and the valuable contribution they make to our community, we couldn’t do it without you. “
* Hills Community Aid, is hosting a Volunteer Information Morning Tea on Thursday, June 3 for anyone considering volunteering. For further details ring 9639 8620
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