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Inspiring Volunteer Stories

Volunteers make a positive impact in their community and in other people’s lives each and everyday! As an ongoing short film project, Melville Volunteer Resource Centre (MVRC) will be featuring the amazing stories of volunteers in our community.

Meet Hayley, a volunteer at Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre (PLEEC). She volunteers with the Bush Crew that help with weeding, native tree and shrub planting and the general maintenance of PLEEC, as well as assisting in the environmental education programs that run out of PLEEC.

Meet Kirsten Tannenbaum, a volunteer with the Applecross Support Group of the Australian Breastfeeding Association. Kirsten coordinates a valuable support, information, education and counselling service to breastfeeding mothers. She is very passionate about empowering mothers in this major life change.

Meet Sue Weightman, a volunteer from Civic Square Library. Sue assists with valuable tasks involved in keeping the library running smoothly.

Meet Camila Bedulli, a travelling volunteer helping out with extremely valuable conservation work through Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA).

Meet Paul Redman, a volunteer from Capital Community Radio broadcasting from Wireless Hill in Applecross. Paul hosts the popular Capital Classics programme on Thursday nights, bringing joy to dedicated listeners in Perth and beyond.

Meet Allan Watson, a volunteer from Capital Community Radio. Allan is the long term presenter of the popular swing programme and much appreciated treasurer for the station.

Meet Mario, a volunteer for Chorus at the Bull Creek Community Centre. Mario volunteers his time helping out in the kitchen and cooking delicious cuisine for the Italian Group on a Wednesday.

David is a volunteer for ConnectGroup's Hand to Heart program.  The program aims to reconnect those in our community who have become isolated and lonely.

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