National Volunteers Week
National Volunteer Week – held between 17-23 May – was the perfect opportunity to recognise and promote the great work and impact our volunteers have on our services and clients. This year’s theme was "Recognise, Reconnect, Reimagine". At VincentCare Victoria it was a time to celebrate their wonderful client and community volunteers.

As CEO Sue Cattermole says, “On this National Volunteer Week, I recognise, celebrate and thank our volunteers for the vital role they play in our lives and the Society. Every day, our volunteers reconnect to what is important by giving their time to help others. During the pandemic, while many of us stayed home, our volunteers continued to deliver essential services, organise food packages and offer care, comfort and support to Victorians doing it tough.”

As a way to extend a message of thanks and gratitude, staff at Ozanam House hosted an afternoon tea on site on 20 May. Client volunteer graduates Damien and Kym were invited to talk on the theme and how volunteering has assisted their lives. Their stories are truly inspiring and everyone was very grateful that they shared their journey with us.

As a special thank you to all our volunteers for their incredible commitment and support of our work, our organisational leaders and volunteers came together to celebrate the week with a special video.  We are extremely proud of all our volunteers and their dedication to our programs!