Doubleview volunteer (90) still giving back

Doubleview’s Maxine Lamb with Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin. Photo: Michael Gill
Doubleview’s Maxine Lamb with Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin. Photo: Michael Gill

AGE has not stopped Doubleview’s Maxine Lamb from giving back.

The 90-year-old is the City of Stirling’s oldest volunteer and continues to undertake multiple volunteering roles.

Each week, Ms Lamb supports people with intellectual disabilities at the Joe Camilleri Day Club in Scarborough, where she helps prepare meals, organise regular concerts and assist with craft sessions.

“When I’m in the kitchen, it’s a case of my kitchen rules,” she said.

“This is what my mum did; I followed my mother into volunteering.

“I love them (customers); they’re like children to me.”

Ms Lamb also volunteers with the City’s Books on Wheels service at Scarborough Library, selecting books for people unable to get to and from the library.

Stirling mayor Mark Irwin said the City wanted to recognise Ms Lamb because her and other volunteers’ efforts helped it provide valuable services.

“It’s great to put the spotlight on incredible volunteers like Maxine,” he said.

“I’ve known her for many years and she’s always thinking of others and you can’t put a price on that sort of dedication.

“We’re always very grateful for the efforts of volunteers, as they’re out in the community making a real difference.”

Ms Lamb has also volunteered with Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club since the mid-1970s was the first woman to receive life membership with the club.