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On Tuesday 9 May we celebrated National Volunteer Week by treating some of our volunteers to lunch in recognition of the awesome work they do!

Each year National Volunteer Week provides us with the opportunity to celebrate the hard work and generosity of our volunteers, and to let them know how much we value their commitment to our organisation and clients.

In the last 12 months GLCH’s aged and disability volunteers clocked up over 850 hours of community support – delivering 13,876 meals to people living in Bairnsdale, Paynesville, Lakes Entrance and surrounding towns; and driving 23,785 kilometres to take people to non-urgent medical appointments; and our Planned Activity Group volunteers in Lakes Entrance prepared over 2,500 meals for appreciative group participants totalling an additional 3,775 volunteer hours.

Our volunteers are an invaluable asset to staff, our clients and our community. They help make our services stronger and we are truly grateful for their tireless support. We have a number of different volunteering opportunities available from our five locations across East Gippsland. To find out more about these opportunities, head to www.glch.org.au/get-involved/volunteer/ or contact the volunteer coordinator on 5155 8300.