Volunteers – Testimonial

Sherran Rollins, Volunteer

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“I’m having an absolute ball!” Sherran Rollins exclaims when talking about being a volunteer at Helping Hand Aged Care, “I only wish I had discovered volunteering sooner,” says the 74-year old.

After the passing of her husband over 18 months ago Sherran found herself with more spare time and the urge to do something in the community. But it wasn’t until granddaughter Jessica suggested she help older people that she contacted the Lealholme facility to offer her time.

Eight months on and Sherran can’t imagine her weeks without visiting her friends at Halliday Street.

“I love being able to make such a big difference to people’s lives by doing something I feel is so easy,” she says.

Almost feeling guilty for getting so much enjoyment out of her volunteering, Sherran says the way she helps out is different from one week to the next.

“I could be doing anything from playing games, taking the ladies shopping or going for walks with residents,” she says.

But there is one thing Sherran enjoys the more than anything when it comes to volunteering.

“The best feeling comes from walking down the hallway, having a chat with someone and seeing the smile across their face – such a simple thing.”

Volunteers like Sherran play an important role in supporting Helping Hand Aged Care staff, residents and clients in the community by taking time out to help in some of the following ways:

  •  Escorting older people to doctors appointments and outings
  •  Assisting at libraries, coffee shops or cafés
  •  Gardening
  •  Entertaining
  •  Training and sharing skills

If you would like to lend a hand, new volunteers and Auxiliary members are always welcome. For more information contact Helping Hand Aged Care on 1300 653 600.