4 December 2020
This International Volunteer Day, we want to highlight the incredible contributions of some of our volunteers.
After taking an exercise class at our Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre (MLYCC), Rhonda saw the incredible work the team does there and decided to volunteer with us. She started in the Lanyon Food Hub nearly six years ago, helping to unpack deliveries, stock shelves and do some of the administrative work to ensure the smooth operation of the service.
More recently, Rhonda has been doing the bread run, collecting over 100 loaves of bread, and delivering them to the centre every fortnight. She has also helped bring along many more volunteers through her networks, including Max.
Max started volunteering at MLYCC around four years ago. Although he claims he volunteers because ‘if I didn’t Rhonda wouldn’t stop pestering me’, the truth is that he and Rhonda are both full-hearted people, who are always willing to lend a hand and have a chat.
Last month, Rhonda and Max had to call time on their volunteer roles, although they have promised to stay in touch!
We are so incredibly grateful for Max and Rhonda for ten years of combined volunteering at the MLYCC. The place and the people are all the better for having had you!
Eman also helps run the Lanyon Food Hub at MLYCC. Every Thursday, she greets our clients with a huge smile and is wonderfully efficient in her volunteering role.
A university student, Eman found some extra time on her hands and inspired to use that by volunteering.
“Someone once told me that if everyone just took a couple of hours of their time each week to help someone, imagine how different society might be.”
For 12 years, Tax Help volunteer Denis has provided a free and confidential service from MLYCC to help people with a low income to complete their tax returns. This is an invaluable service for many community members who do not have access to a computer to complete their tax returns online.
Do you have time to volunteer to help people in need? Contact our MLYCC Manager!