Volunteers get big thank-you

Ac-cent Mandurah volunteer Wilma Dainton says volunteering is a very rewarding experience.
Ac-cent Mandurah volunteer Wilma Dainton says volunteering is a very rewarding experience.

Mandurah is brimming with volunteers who give up their time to help with a huge range of activities, events, programs and services for the community.

One of them is Wilma Dainton, who drives the Ac-cent Mandurah bus, carrying Ac-cent members to and from their homes to the centre.

Ms Dainton has been volunteering at Ac-cent for five years and her bus driving role gives her the chance to meet new people.

‘I really enjoy my interactions with our clients and some of their stories make me laugh,’ she said.

‘I love driving the bus and getting out and about, but most of all I love the people.

‘I get a sense of satisfaction from helping the community and think everyone should do some type of volunteering.

‘If it wasn’t for this service, some people wouldn’t get out of their homes and I could be that person one day.’

Ac-cent Mandurah will be thanking, rewarding and recognising its 80 valued volunteers with a special outing on May 21 when the group will be treated to Morning Melodies at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre before enjoying a three-course lunch.

The Ac-cent management team would like to hear from anyone interested in volunteering at the |centre, which would not be run as effectively and efficiently without valued volunteers.

The main volunteer jobs include general activity assistants and help in the computer room including assisting seniors with technology and mobile phones.

Call Ac-cent Mandurah on |9550 3799.