It's National Volunteer Week, a great way to celebrate, thank and recognise our amazing volunteers! All WA AIDS Council volunteers have been invited to attend free Yoga and Mindfulness sessions at the Yoga Space West Perth, as well as a casual dinner with games and door prizes, as a small token of our appreciation. Below are some wonderful comments from WA AIDS Council volunteers and staff about their experiences:
"It's really fulfilling to be able to give to the community and watch the real positive impacts it has on the people who really need it" - Kelsey, Freedom Centre Volunteer.
"I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for supporting the community and getting involved in outreach work. Also the great people!" - Christian, All Rounder Volunteer.
"Over 120 volunteers contribute their time and efforts in volunteering across our programs and services at the WA AIDS Council. I am extremely appreciative of all our volunteers - their dedication, commitment and enthusiaism is outstanding and highly valued. Volunteering is something to SMILE about!" - Kristina Mitsikas, Volunteer Program Coordinator.
"What I enjoy about volunteering on the NSEP van is engaging with our clients, learning from them, and in turn, helping them to feel supported and cared for" - Denise Brockwell, NSEP Volunteer.
"By volunteering with the WA AIDS Council, I have become part of a bigger picture, empowering the community through health promotion. The team at the WA AIDS Council are so welcoming, and working alongside Tony and Kristina is very harmonious" - Majock Wutchok, HIV Mobility Volunteer.
"I am extremely grateful we have such amazing volunteers who are dedicated to helping out across the WA AIDS Council. Their smiles can brighten anyone's day! Volunteer week is one small way we can acknowledge how much volunteers are valued!" - Tony Bober, HIV Mobility Officer.
"I love feeling like I can contribute something to such a fantastic cause and support / facilitate a safe space" - Suzie, Freedom Centre Volunteer.