Silver Chain celebrates National Volunteer Week
More than six million Australians give their time in many ways to those who need it most in the form of volunteering.
At Silver Chain, our 380 volunteers play a significant part in the care that Silver Chain delivers to tens of thousands of people across the nation every day.
From our community connections volunteers who reach lonely and isolated people, to our volunteers who provide social support to our clients receiving end-of-life care.
National Volunteer Week gives us an opportunity to thank our dedicated volunteers, who epitomise the theme of this year, ‘making a world of difference’.
Community connections volunteer Kate Rudman supports a client with dementia, Sheila, on a weekly basis. Kate also provides relief to Brian, Sheila’s husband and primary carer, with her visits.
“Sheila says she enjoys my company and looks forward to me coming every week,” said Kate.
“We get on well and have a good laugh. I think she feels comfortable with me and tells me about her family and memories.”
Kate said it was extremely rewarding to be able to help those who need it most.
“It’s nice to be able to help where I can and do something positive, even if it is small,” she said.
“I am fully aware that as Sheila’s disease progresses, things will get more difficult for her and those who care for her. But at least, for now, she is happy.”
National Volunteer Week is from 20-26 May. If you’d like to know more about volunteering opportunities, or you or someone you know could benefit from volunteer support, please contact our volunteer team on 0437 254 862.
20 May 2019
Montana Ardon | Communications Officer
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About Silver Chain Group
We are a not-for-profit organisation delivering community health and care services across Australia. We help people of all ages to receive the care they need to remain happy and healthy at home.
We have a proud history of serving Australians for over 110 years in Western Australia and more than 120 years as RDNS in South Australia. We currently deliver our services in Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
With over 4,000 staff and 130 volunteers, we assist more than 100,000 people to remain living in their homes and community every year.
For more information, please see silverchain.org.au.