Volunteering brings people together and helps to build communities.

In celebration of National Volunteer Week (May 16-22), we pay tribute to the dedicated volunteers who provide invaluable assistance at Carinity sites around Queensland.

Florence Robson’s first memory of volunteering was assisting her father to deliver Meals on Wheels to people in need in Sydney during the 1960s.

The retiree has been volunteering with Carinity for 15 years and currently serves as part of the chaplaincy team at the Brookfield Green aged care community.

She enjoys the opportunity “to share the Gospel with people” and “being part of a caring Christian community”.

“Everyone has a life story and most of us like to share that story. Listening to people and sharing our life experiences gives opportunities to share the love of Jesus and to pray with and for people,” Florence said.

“God has a wonderful way of bringing people together.”

Anyone interested in volunteering to assist Carinity and the people we support can visit www.carinity.org.au/volunteer or phone 07 3550 3737.

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