Give a little, Change a lot

May 24, 2018

Mayflower honoured our extraordinary group of volunteers at our annual volunteer celebration, held during National Volunteers Week.

two women standing at a podium. One is giving a speech and holding a gift.

National Volunteer Week is the largest celebration of volunteering in Australia, and provides an opportunity to say thank you to more than 6 million Australian volunteers who make a profound impact in their communities, through giving a little time.

Research shows that volunteering yields a 450% return for every dollar invested. Nationally, this is an estimated annual economic and social contribution of $290 billion.

The Mayflower volunteer celebration brought together volunteers from Brighton, Macleod and Reservoir over a special luncheon, as a thank you for their dedication, and to celebrate the tremendous contribution they make to residents’ lives.

Mayflower CEO, Rosa Ginevra, says that Mayflower is blessed to have such a strong contingent of active volunteers, who bring their unique skills and time.

"There has been a decline in the number of people volunteering in the aged care sector over recent years, so Mayflower feels truly fortunate to have such a dedicated community giving their time so freely,” says Rosa.

“Some of our volunteers have been with Mayflower for well over a decade, sharing their many unique skills to entertain and engage the people in our care.”

During the celebration, a number volunteers were awarded with a service badge and certificate of appreciation to acknowledge special service milestones. This included Josie Woodgate (15 years), Patsy Martin (15 years), Wilma Hardy (15 years), and Bev Westcott (20 years).

If you would like to ‘give a little and change a lot’ by becoming a Mayflower volunteer, please call 9591 1100.

three women enjoying a chat at the luncheon.
two women and a man chatting over lunch.
A woman enjoying the volunteers Lunch.
A woman sitting and listening to her friend.
Two men having a conversation at the Volunteers Lunch
Two women at a table posing for this photo at the Volunteers Lunch