As part of this year’s National Volunteer Week Celebrations, a special Volunteer Recognition Event was held at the Stamford Grand Hotel to honour our 250 dedicated volunteers.
CEO Graham Brown presented five individuals and three volunteer groups with the prestigious Premier’s Award in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the community. Among the recipients were Carol Collins and Dawn Harrison, for their voluntary service in our Emergency Relief Program. Dawn is Baptist Care SA’s longest serving volunteer, and has assisted 6,000 people over two decades of volunteering! Other individual recipients included long term WestCare Centre pastoral care volunteers, Liz Pascoe and Chris Yap, and Geoff Shearer who assists with the recruitment and support of volunteers at the Inner City site.
Group award recipients included the WestCare Centre’s kitchen volunteers who prepare and serve 600 meals each week, and Australia Post Volunteers from the Adelaide Mail Centre for their volunteering and fundraising efforts over the past 18 months. The Friends of Mylor Campsite Scrub were also recognised for over 10 years of dedicated service monitoring and protecting the site’s rare native plants.
Volunteer Program Coordinator, Bryan Hughes said: “It was wonderful to be able to celebrate the contribution of all of our volunteers who make such a big difference in the lives of many people. Thanks again to you all!”