On International Volunteer Day, Parkinson’s Queensland honoured its volunteers who have made a difference in the lives of people affected by Parkinson’s.
Our volunteers help Parkinson’s Queensland to reach out into the community and support people living with Parkinson’s, their carers and families.
Our volunteers help us to support those affected by Parkinson’s through events, administrative support in our office, and through our Support Group network.
Parkinson’s Queensland CEO Mr Mark Hindle said that volunteers were the heart of the organisation. “Today, (5th December) we take this opportunity to honour our volunteers and to acknowledge their contributions.” Mr Hindle said.
“Their willingness to give of their time to support the Parkinson’s community has helped our mission to support all people living with Parkinson’s, their carers and families. Volunteer support will help us to achieve our goal to reach 80% of the 17,000 Queenslanders living with Parkinson’s by 2020.
Our volunteers are unsung heroes, giving generously of their time and resources to our community as shining lights, listening ears or friends.
Daily, 32 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s in Australia.
Our volunteers help us reach out and support them.”
Parkinson’s Queensland is always looking to build its volunteer support base. If you would like to become involved, please visit the ‘Support Us’ section at www.parkinsons-qld.org.au or phone Rachel Jeffrey on 1800 644 189.
We are in this together, but we can’t do it without our volunteers.