It was National Volunteer Week from 15 to 21 May – Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering.
Support Group Coordinator Stacey Foster hit the road that week to visit Maitland Parkinsons Support Group and lunch with the Leadership Teams of the Port Stephens, Forster, Taree, and Port Macquarie Groups.
While presenting them with Volunteer Week certificates, Stacey spoke of the crucial role of volunteers in our society. She noted that the theme of Volunteer Week this year was The Change Makers.
“I just wanted to take some time to visit you in person and celebrate the Change Makers like you who are making a difference in your communities every day.
“So what is a Change Maker? It’s someone who takes action to make the world a better place. Change Makers are the driving force behind social change. They achieve this by turning their passions into purpose and giving their time to make a real difference in our communities,” she said.
“On behalf of myself and Parkinson’s NSW, we thank you for your commitment to your Support Groups. We acknowledge that it can be a lot of work and we think you are all doing a fantastic job.”