Volunteer Stories and Testimonials

Mark Rushton 2015 NSW Volunteer of the Year
NSW Minister for Multiculturalism, Hon. John Ajaka MLC, with Founder of Blowfly Cricket (centre), Mark Rushton (left) and Blowfly Cricket Team.

Do you have an amazing volunteer whose story you would like to share with our community? We are always interested in spreading the message of not just how volunteering helps the community but also how it also helps volunteers.

Do you want to tell us your volunteer story? Please include: Why you decided to volunteer? Why you chose this particular organisation to volunteer for? What you enjoy most about your role and volunteering and why?  Email your story.

In Memoriam

 John Forrest, Volunteer Referral Service interviewer at The Centre for Volunteering 
The Centre lost one of its own valuable volunteers when John Forrest passed away on 12, October 2017. John was in his 15th year of volunteering with The Centre and worked as a Volunteer Referral Service Interviewer. He also volunteered for other organisations, including The Children’s Hospital. Staff and volunteers will remember him as a treasured team member who had a genuine interest in getting to know people, a quality which made him a wonderful interviewer. Everyone at The Centre for Volunteering enjoyed working with him and remembers him as a friend who will be dearly missed.