“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”.
Today we head south to Yira Mia to hear from some of our beautiful volunteers.
“I love the company of all the clients and staff here at Yirra Mia. I look forward to volunteering every Friday and playing Rummikub. If the clients are happy then I am happy😊”
“I just love feeling useful and it’s so good for me to get out. I enjoy the company of all the lovely clients and amazing staff from Yirra Mia. Their smiles make my week.”
“I would think of myself as an ‘Alongsider’ to all the clients, be supportive, helpful and treat them with respect, kindness and honour. The same goes for all the staff that I work with, whom I enjoy working with.”
Brand new to volunteering, Monalisa has immediately fit in. Here she is with the two Jeans, sharing her beautiful smile!