In celebration of National Volunteers Week, St Johns Hall was transformed to host a special morning tea to honour and celebrate Anglicare’s volunteers. The event was attended by more than 100 volunteers from a range of Anglicare services in Canberra including St John’s Care, Anglicare Retail and Disaster Recovery.
Guest speaker Virginia Haussegger, a renowned Australian journalist and academic advocate for gender equality, passionately spoke to Anglicare volunteers to encourage them and thank them for all they do to support essential services in the Canberra community. She emphasised how volunteers embody compassion and generosity and how the kindness of strangers is what brings strength to our community.
“What an absolute honour it has been to address Anglicare volunteers and staff. The love, care and dignity you give to every soul who walks through the door of your crisis centres day after day makes my heart sing! This is humanity at its best,” says Virginia.