2017 Centacare Community Christmas Lunch

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Thank you to everyone who assisted with the 2017 Community Christmas Day Lunch, including Centacare staff and volunteers.  As always a large amount of preparation goes into providing some Christmas joy for our community. Now into its 15th year, over 150 people attended and the 50 plus volunteers were simply amazing. This event could not be possible without the generosity …

Available Volunteer Opportunities – December 2017

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CENTACARE FAMILY SERVICES COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER SERVICE December 2017 Current Volunteer Opportunities List Here is a list of some of the volunteer opportunities available in your community: Salvation Army Geraldton – Gift Wrapping Volunteer: Salvation Army Geraldton are looking for volunteer gift wrappers who want to spread some holiday cheer, meet new people and make a difference! Christmas gift wrappers will …

FREE Volunteer Recruitment and Referral Service

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DID YOU KNOW THAT CENTACARES’ COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER SERVICE RECRUITS AND REFERS VOLUNTEERS FOR FREE?!! We are always looking for more non-for-profit, community groups and organisations to register with us FOR FREE so that we can promote available volunteer roles, recruit prospective volunteers, complete basic volunteer awareness training and refer suitable volunteers. All registered members receive up-to-date information and resources regarding all …

Volunteer Profile – Cate Bye

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We met Cate over a year ago when she was the very first person to express an interest in our Family Support Centre. Cate hadn’t been in Geraldton very long and was already keen to get to know her new community and the people who live here. Cate has become an integral part of our volunteer team out at the …

Arthur “Sharkey” Ryan

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PCYC and Arthur “Sharkey” Ryan both turn 73 this year. Coincidence?  For those of you who know Sharkey, understand that PCYC has been a big part of his life. An understatement?  Perhaps. Sharkey Ryan won our Lifetime Volunteer of the Year Award at our Thank a Volunteer Day event on 5 December. As I called out his name and he …

Vajuni

Vayuni

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We have recently had the pleasure in assisting 11 year old Vayuni into 2 different volunteer roles. We enjoy seeing young people benefiting from volunteering, finding more about their community in which they live and assisting others, so we thought we’d share her story with you. Why did you start volunteering? I initially started volunteering to learn valuable skills to …

Kristy Jackson

Kristy Jackson

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We have recently had the opportunity to assist Kristy into a new Volunteer role. We thought we would get a new perspective from someone relatively new to volunteering. 1 What motivated you to find a volunteering position? Wanting to help the community and do some hours away from the usual house hold chores and everyday living. 2. What do you …

Jason White

Meet Jason White

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This month we interviewed the 2013 Volunteer of the Year, Jason White. How long have you been volunteering for? “I have been at S.T.A.Y as a formal volunteer for approx. 18 months. Before that I volunteered informally for different clubs and friends and family.” Where are you currently volunteering? “I am currently volunteering at S.T.A.Y (Short Term Accommodation for Youth).” …

David Bridger

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This month we are pleased to interview David Bridger, a Centacare volunteer with a big heart. We asked David a few questions about his volunteering experiences. How long have you been volunteering for? “I have been volunteering since 1979 as a blood donor, giving blood every 3 months in Perth and here in Geraldton for the past twenty years.” Where …

Frankie Greenaway

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This month we are pleased to interview Frankie Greenaway, a volunteer with a wonderful sense of humour and a very big heart. We put the following six questions to Frankie. How long have you been volunteering for? “I have been a volunteer for 4 years.” Where are you currently volunteering? “I do one morning a week at St John of …