Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

Celebrating our volunteers

Posted on Wednesday 27 April 2022

As Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering, National Volunteer Week, approaches on 16 May, a team of dedicated volunteers is helping make a difference and building a better community for Mosman’s older residents. 

Retired teacher and Mosman resident Julie Jennings helps local seniors to participate in activities or attend appointments through Council's Community Links program.

“Being there for another person lifts my spirit as volunteering is very rewarding, you make connections with other people and make a difference in someone’s life,” she said. “When you have brightened someone’s day, they talk about something bothering them and feel better for talking about the issue.”

People interested in supporting older adults in the community and who have one or two hours available on weekdays are encouraged to get in touch with Mosman Council’s Community Care team.

Fully-vaccinated volunteers with their own cars are being sought to help out Monday to Friday with the Community Links and Mosman Meals services. 

Community Links can fit around volunteers’ schedules, providing assistance to elderly residents by taking them to do their shopping, attend medical appointments, visit the post office, or simply by spending time having a chat at a café or their home. Meals volunteers can help brighten someone’s day by delivering nutritious meals between 11am and 1pm.

See more about volunteering or call 9978 4126 to discuss opportunities or for more information on how Mosman Community Care can support you or your loved ones please call 9978 4119.