I joined Wangaratta Carevan Inc. a few years ago as I felt drawn to give back to the community that has helped and given me a lot since moving to the area.
It's a wonderful environment and to have watched people coming to enjoy healthy home cooked meals create social networks has been the most rewarding experience for me. These are mostly people alone and in need, isolated most of the time, and here they are creating their own little social network of friends.
I have been Marketing & Media Coordinator for a couple of years. I have experienced the generosity of local business', and various other groups, with their time and donations to help others in their community.
I have been Secretary for a couple of years. It has allowed me to use skills I have undertaken my whole working life. Not working now, being one of the many on disability, this is so rewarding for me to know I can give back.
We operate fully independent of any Government or other funding reliance. If you’re considering making a real difference to your community then I really recommend you put your hand up to be a volunteer, it’s only a couple of hours every 6 weeks or so and the results are invaluable.
You can contact Trudy at firstname.lastname@example.org