It takes someone with a big heart to spend their time volunteering to help others and IMPACT Community Services’ Community Visitors Scheme is filled with those people.
Recently, the CVS held its annual celebration where dozens of volunteers were recognised for their contribution to the program and, most importantly, the lives they impact.
The Community Visitors Scheme is a friendship program linking volunteers with people who are isolated at home or live-in aged care facilities throughout the Bundaberg and Burnett regions.
Having run for more than two decades, the program aims to partner up a volunteer with a program participant once a fortnight to take part in social activities.
Whether it's a game of cards, listening to music, playing a board game, taking a short walk outside, or simply having a chat and a cuppa.
Among the presentation were Certificates of Designation, 1 Year Certificates, a 5 Year presentation, two 20 Year milestones and one 25 Year award.
Those who attended the celebration were also treated to two live performances.
Barry Bishop performed two songs which captured the essence of friendship and togetherness while Melody the clown had just about everyone on their feet dancing before lunch was served.
For anyone thinking about volunteering, CVS opportunities are available across the region in Bundaberg, Monto, Gayndah, Childers and Gin Gin.
You can get involved by contacting CVS coordinator Heather on 0448 035 891 or 07 4153 4233.
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