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Penny Spicer of Salter Point.  Penny is a volunteer for CLAN WA.
Penny Spicer of Salter Point. Penny is a volunteer for CLAN WA.

The Salter Point resident has been volunteering with CLAN WA for nearly 10 years and said it was rewarding on many levels.

Her volunteering role includes visiting a family on a weekly basis to spend time listening and working with them to become a stronger unit.

‘Sometimes the joys of parenting and the wonder of children get lost in day-to-day life,’ she said.

‘Helping families identify their strengths and then build on these strengths is a very rewarding and positive experience.

‘For me the idea of strengthening family life is very much part of my values.’

She said volunteering through the Carlisle-based organisation provides people with the opportunity to develop new skills and become part of a supportive team of people who share the same values.

‘It is also great to see the parents we visit gain confidence in their parenting role and to know that they are better able to deal with the challenges that being a parent brings.’

Visit clanwa.com.au for more information.