Helga (Volunteer)

“I volunteer my time three days a week in the diversional therapy team at Ozcare Malanda to help residents keep active and busy.

Sometimes I think it must be lonely when you are older… so not only do I help with planned activities I also try to spend one on one time with residents and have a chat. It is good for residents to see lots of faces and we try to make it a happy environment here.

I was born and bred in Italy and I used to volunteer a lot in aged care and disability sectors back home before I came to Australia and fell in love with a Malanda local.

I like being social and it gets me out of the house and gives me something to do. The feedback afterwards is so rewarding - I enjoy seeing residents smile and laugh.”

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