We’re proud of the contribution our passionate team makes to the broader community, which is why we offer them paid hours to give back to the causes close to their hearts.
- Over 215 hours of volunteering completed
- Over 22 organisations supported
Glen's volunteering story
For the past 32 years I have been involved in the sport of Athletics. For nearly al of that time I have been involved in Little Athletics the organisation focusing on athletics for 5-16 year old’s. I started off as an athlete participating each week when I was younger and then moving on to Senior athletics competing at National level. Whilst my time as an athlete in Little Athletics may have been over my involvement continued with the local club where I started helping out as a committee member, coach and official. Overtime this involvement has progressed to so much more than my local club. For eight years I served as a zone co-ordinator looking after local clubs from Glenbrook in the east our to Mudgee on the central tablelands of NSW Wales. In 2018 I was elected to the board of Little Athletics NSW where I currently am they chair of the Finance & Audit committee and company secretary. Even though my time on the board takes up a lot of time I still spend a lot of time officiating and most weekends you will see me at one meet or another either with a starting gun in my hand or at the other end of the track looking after photo finish.
A Day Volunteering with Brisbane Basket Brigade
Last year in December I spend a day volunteering for a great Charity “Brisbane Basket Brigade” who supports local communities in need by supplying food, Christmas decorations and gifts. I participated in delivering food door to door with my manager Dana. We collected food baskets from the packing/dispatch point in Cannon Hill Anglican College to deliver to different locations within Brisbane. Finding some of the units was a bit of a challenge as they lacked unit numbers (felt for postman 😊) but we managed to track them down. The moment we handed the food baskets to the receiver, the amount of appreciation we received from the people and the smile on their face, melted our heart. It was an enjoyable and rewarding experience!! Due to busy lifestyles, at times we can stop appreciating what we have and forget how we can experience happiness from helping others. A happiness that is priceless!!!