Helping others makes her day

Sima Torabi has made a big impact helping people learn iT skills at St Bartholomew’s House. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d419122
Sima Torabi has made a big impact helping people learn iT skills at St Bartholomew’s House. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d419122

The East Perth resident started volunteering at St Bartholomew’s House to help residents with their computer literacy a month ago.

In that time, she has helped secure a job interview for one client and convince another to quit smoking.

Mrs Torabi said these two achievements had highlighted to her the importance of her volunteering role.

‘I am a very passionate person when it comes to helping other people and seeing just a simple smile of satisfaction on a client’s face means the world to me and can make my day,’ Mrs Torabi said.

She said she taught clients at the East Perth homeless support facility basic word processing and internet skills, particularly focused on helping people find employment and improve their lives.

‘Working here has made me realise how important the ability to help people in changing their attitude towards a better life and a hopeful future,’ she said.

Mrs Torabi is one of thousands of volunteers being celebrated this month as part of National Volunteer Week, between May 12 and 18.