Como resident wins award for work managing volunteers

Cancer Council WA Volunteer Development Manager Jennifer Loveridge with WA Governer Kim Beazley. Picture: Supplied.
Cancer Council WA Volunteer Development Manager Jennifer Loveridge with WA Governer Kim Beazley. Picture: Supplied.

A COMO resident’s dedication in managing more than a thousand volunteers at Cancer Council WA has earned her an award this week.

Cancer Council WA volunteer development manager Jennifer Loveridge won the WA Excellence in Volunteer Management Award on May 22 at the WA Volunteer of the Year Awards.

The Award was to acknowledge an individual volunteer manager who has demonstrated good practice in managing volunteers and delivery of volunteer programs.

“I have developed and currently oversee a volunteer engagement and service delivery model that engages with an average of 1700 volunteers each year, across 25 diverse volunteer programs and administered by 18 volunteer coordinators and program managers across the organisation,” Ms Loveridge said.

Ms Loveridge said she was grateful to the volunteers who dedicated so much time and energy to assist those living with cancer and their families.

“Our volunteers support people affected by cancer not only in Perth, but in many regional areas of Western Australia,” she said.

“Volunteering creates strong and connected communities and I feel that every one of us can contribute to making our communities healthy and vibrant by volunteering.”