Marguerite has been a dedicated volunteer at Hobart City Mission for ten years, and at 89 years of age, Marguerite is HCM’s oldest volunteer.
Marguerite began volunteering at the Warrane Op Shop in 2009, before moving to the Moonah store where she now works two days a week. In her time at HCM she has volunteered for over 1,700 hours!
Marguerite enjoys pricing and organising the products at the Op Shop and meeting new people in the role.
“You get to know customers who come in regularly and they become like old friends”, she says.
Marguerite has also made long-lasting friendships with the other volunteers, who she catches up with regularly.
“The group of volunteers I work with are amazing”, says Marguerite.
“I came in the other day on my birthday. I didn’t think they knew but they had all surprised me. One of my co-workers even came in on his day off with a cake, flowers and a lovely card. They really are amazing.”
“Hobart City Mission is a good organisation. I know that whatever I do it’s helping somebody”.
Hobart City Mission is supported by a team of dedicated and passionate volunteers whose contribution to the organisation is invaluable. Volunteers work across different areas of the organisation, learning new skills, gaining experience and making life-long friendships. Many volunteers use their experience volunteering with HCM as a pathway to employment or further training, and value the opportunity to contribute to the local community.
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