For Stephen, a financial advisor studying law, volunteering with Seniors Rights Victoria provided valuable insight into the effects of elder abuse and an opportunity to contribute his financial knowledge and skills.
For Peter Thomas, 78, retirement hasn’t meant the end of a lifelong passion for television and radio. After an extraordinary broadcasting career, Peter was drawn to volunteer as a presenter for GDR95.7fm Golden Days Radio, a unique community broadcasting station run for and by seniors.
As Australians reach retirement age, many use their new-found time to volunteer. There’s no doubt that the community benefits —but so do volunteers themselves, who gain skills, friendships and a renewed sense of purpose.
Volunteers are vital for the success of our programs and services across Victoria.
In recognition of International Volunteer Day on December 5, we talked with three of our long-serving volunteers about their work with COTA Victoria.
COVID-19 restrictions are having a huge impact on volunteering in Victoria. Many of those who usually volunteer regularly are now unable to do so, while others are volunteering for the first time to assist vulnerable community members during COVID-19 restrictions.
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