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Susie’s impressive milestone – 1,000 hours of volunteering

By Erica Proposch, May 19 2020

Susie wins the prize for the most volunteer roles completed with energy and enthusiasm.

As part of the City Of Glen Eira Volunteer Recognition Awards, we are celebrating Susie for giving five years, one thousand hours of dedicated volunteer service to the people at Marriott Support Services.

Susie has assisted people with an intellectual disability in many areas of support; here are just some, increasing tennis skills, developing cooking skills, completion of a certificate course in work and transition education, supporting participants in catering roles at a life-saving club serving breakfast.

If there is a call for help – Susie will answer it.

Susie currently helps individuals with writing, reading, travel training, healthier habits and cooking skills. She supports everyone with compassion, care, understanding, patience and respect.

Susie takes the time to source helpful resources and equipment to empower people. Susie’s contributions help to increase confidence in the people she works with, seeing everyone’s potential and strengths.

There is no doubt, she carries with her in all she does a helpful attitude, great ideas and knowledge which helps build positive relationships and enables people to take learnings and apply them to their everyday life.

Susie endeavours with her initiative and creativity to ensure knowledge is shared and skills towards independence are achievable.

City Of Glen Eira Volunteer Recognition Awards

This year, Mayor of Glen Eira, Cr Margaret Esakoff’s recognition of volunteers will be videoed and posted on Council’s website after Tuesday 19 May. The recognition of volunteers will also include the publication of a list of all volunteers in each category in the June Glen Eira News.

In addition, volunteers will receive their certificate, lapel pin and a thank you from the Mayor.

Proud and appreciative are we!

Thank you, Susie, for answering our call for help many times over.

We value you.

Written with Lucy Lettini.

#NVW2020 #VolunteeringAustralia  #VolunteeringVictoria

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