HAMILTON Hill resident Vic Leonard has worked tirelessly over the last 15 years for Braemar Presbyterian Care.
Mr Leonard began work at the not-for-profit organisation in 2001, before moving into a volunteer role when he retired.
To thank him for his effort, and that of other volunteers, a morning tea was held on International Volunteer Day.
Braemar’s chief executive Glenn Muskett said Mr Leonard, who was awarded an employee excellence commendation from Aged and Community Services of WA in 2011, had the ability to bring out the happiness in everyone.
“He’s a real asset to Braemar and we are very happy that he is gaining recognition for the difference he has made to the lives of our residents on International Volunteer Day,” he said.
“Vic is great role model for people working and volunteering in aged care.
“He is truly one of society’s unsung heroes and we are delighted to have him as a member of our team.”
Mr Leonard said his time volunteering had given him the opportunity to meet many wonderful people.
“I love being with people and caring for them and just love my voluntary work at Braemar,” he said.
“It’s a wonderful thing just to have a cup of tea or spin a yarn with one of the seniors and genuinely enjoy their company.”
Braemar has three residential facilities providing 220 residential places and 24 independent residences to seniors.