Helping others is a way of life for local volunteers

For Kaye Clark, helping others and supporting the community is something she’s always loved to do. She recently joined the Moreton Bay Community Services team as a volunteer after moving to the Sunshine Coast, but for many years has given generously of her time to a range of community organisations across Tasmania and the Gold Coast. Kaye is one of 10,000 volunteers across the Archdiocese of Brisbane being celebrated this week as part of National Volunteer Week (17-23 May).

“I have been very fortunate in my life which makes me want to give back to the community, and volunteering is a great way to do this.” Kaye said.

Kaye has thoroughly enjoyed her time at Centacare so far and loves the variety her role brings and getting to know clients.

“Working with our clients is so rewarding, they’re all extremely grateful for the service we provide and have such interesting stories to tell about their life and day-to-day living.” Kaye said.

Not only does Kaye enjoy getting to know her clients, she also loves the support she gets from the team at Moreton Bay.

“The management team have been brilliant,” Kaye said.

“They’re so helpful and willing to spend time with me if assistance is needed which has enabled me to broaden my horizons in the role.

“No two days are the same – I get to assist with social outings, morning and afternoon teas, administration and transport.”

Kaye is one of 18 volunteers supporting clients across the Moreton Bay community. If you’re looking to give back to the community in a rewarding role, we welcome your contribution in any capacity across our regions. To express your interest, contact us via our Volunteering page or by calling 1300 236 822.