HEATHER Donaldson, of Connolly, has volunteered with the Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES) for eight years.
Nominated for the people’s choice spirit of volunteering award in Volunteering WA’s annual awards this year, Ms Donaldson has had a range of roles helping frontline SAES staff provide urgent assistance to people in emergency and disaster situations.
She started by attending emergency scenes to feed firefighters, police, State Emergency Services and other frontline staff at any time of the day and night, and often in difficult conditions.
Ms Donaldson now co-ordinates volunteers at fires and other emergency events across the state, as well filling a paid accounts position with SAES.
Her efforts have earned her the admiration of the entire emergency services community and she is regarded as one of the most valuable assets within the SAES.
She is one nine finalists in the award category and people can vote for their preferred winner until April 30, with winners to be announced on May 10.
CAST YOUR VOTE
Choose your most deserving at www.volunteeringwa.org.au but hurry, time is running out!
The volunteer with the most votes will receive the 2017 People’s Choice ‘Spirit of Volunteering’ Award
By voting, you’re in a draw to win $1000 for your preferred volunteer’s not-for-profit organisation
Voting ends this Sunday, April 30
Lillian Donald – Food Rescue
Heather Donaldson – Salvation Army Emergency Services
Michelle Dunlop – The Grief Centre
Jean Eaton – Wheelchairs for Kids
Neil Johnson – Project Numbat Inc.
Pearl Keller – Harvest Lakes Residents Association
Raalin Wheeler – Wheeler Field Forward Fire Base
George White – City of Subiaco
Valda Wilson – Woman and Infants Research Foundation (King Edward Memorial Hospital)
Kaitlyn Barry – Sew Blue, Red Nose