Volunteers make a difference
From active retirees to community minded professionals and students looking to gain experience while helping others, volunteers come from all walks of life and play an important role within Wesley Mission Brisbane.
800 people volunteered their time within the organisation during the past year, providing over 120,000 working hours supporting people in need across various aged care and community services.
Wesley Mission Brisbane’s Executive Director, Geoff Batkin says: “We could not provide the services, care and assistance we offer within the community without the help of our volunteers. The positive difference that they make to the lives of hundreds of people every day is inestimable.”
As a large organisation delivering a broad range of community services, Wesley Mission Brisbane offers a diverse mix of volunteer roles located across Metropolitan Brisbane, Hervey Bay and Gold Coast regions.
Volunteers can apply their skill to a range of activities – there are roles in supporting people with disabilities, aged care, providing transport, mentoring young people, administration support, running cafes and kiosks, tutoring, event organisation and many other areas of community service.
During National Volunteer Week (May 8 – 15) there will be celebrations across Wesley Mission Brisbane thanking those volunteers who continue to make a difference to the lives of Queenslanders in need.
Wesley Mission Brisbane was established in 1907 and leads the way in providing care for kids, families, youth, the elderly, the homeless, the disadvantaged and those living with disability.