Volunteer Appreciation Event

As National Volunteer Week 2016 draws to a close, we would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank all of our volunteers.

Last night we hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Event to recognise the wonderful contribution volunteers make to Very Special Kids. Services Awards were presented by Sister Margaret Noone to volunteers who have completed 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of service.

It was a wonderful celebration and a pleasure to acknowledge many milestone service awards achieved by a variety of committed and caring people.

We say it time and time again, but Very Special Kids simply could not do what we do without the support of our volunteers. To put a dollar value on the contribution of the time spent supporting us would be incalculable and impossible to afford to continue providing the range of services we offer to support our families.

The generosity of 180 Friends Volunteers who assist us with fundraising and a team of over 250 Family Support Team volunteers who commit many hours working directly with our families ensure that we can continue providing the best possible care to over 900 families throughout Victoria each year.

On behalf of everyone at Very Special Kids, thank you!

20 Year Service Award

  • Jane Ansell (Friend & ex-FST Vol)
  • David Gibbs (Foundation)

15 Year Service Award

  • Joan Foley (Friend)
  • Heather Hardiman (Friend)
  • Desley Scott (FST)
  • Margaret Madge (FST)
  • Jason Robinson (FST)
  • Grant Smith (FST)
  • 10 Year Service Award
  • Ass Prof Sharon Goldfeld (Board)
  • Jo Mooney (Friend)
  • Elly Parker (FST)
  • Amanda Springer (FST)
  • Moira Fitzsimon (FST)
  • Terena Lane (FST)
  • Louise Wallace-Smith (FST)

5 Year Service Award

  • Galvin Slater (Foundation)
  • Heidi Roberts (Board)
  • Wendy Thorpe (Board)
  • Caroline Bird (Friends)
  • Maria Constantinou (FST)
  • Margaret Jackson (FST)
  • Eunice Maclean (FST)
  • Lisa Morrison (FST)
  • Zara Raffan (FST)
  • Georgina Rippon (FST)
  • Georgia Rogers (FST)

Special Acknowledgement Award

  • Art4Kids