The Summer Foundation has been fortunate to attract many people who generously offer their time and skills to help out in various ways.
We have volunteers who come to our workplace and assist with administrative tasks; there are teams of volunteers who have helped out at digital story exhibitions, and people who have sat in our Tell Your Story Workshops and recorded the stories of participant.
“I found my participation in the Tell Your Story workshop an incredibly valuable experience. I had some awareness of the issue facing young people living in aged care homes but I had no sense of the degree to which this situation was so totally inappropriate for young people. The fact that even the most basic things we enjoy as humans, such as food, activity and the company of others is all geared towards the needs of a 70–plus dementia patient struck me as a startling inequity and yet something I had not comprehended before.
“I was so moved by the sense of hope and optimism amongst the participants and the carers. It really brought it home to me that no matter what a person’s needs and abilities, we all share the human desire to live our lives to the fullest with a sense of purpose and fun. I felt completely privileged to be part of the Tell Your Story workshop.”
For more information about volunteering, please contact our administration team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 626 560.