Benetas volunteer Erin Young recognised in national awards
16 December 2014

Benetas volunteer Erin Young recognised in national awards

The efforts of long-serving Benetas volunteer Erin Young were recognised in early September, with Erin announced as the winner of the Anglicare Australia National Awards for Innovation and Excellence — Volunteering category.

Erin received the award at a formal dinner at the Anglicare Australia 2014 National Conference in Melbourne, which she attended with her family.

Benetas CEO, Sandra Hills, was on hand to congratulate Erin and pay tribute to her hard work and dedication.

“Erin has been a volunteer at Benetas Broughton Hall in Camberwell for over 14 years,” said Ms Hills. “I congratulate Erin and thank her for her many years of service.”

“Benetas volunteers offer the support, companionship and practical assistance that means the older people in our community can enjoy a positive experience of ageing.”

“Without the dedication of our volunteers, we simply wouldn’t be able to do the work we do.”

Erin volunteers at Benetas two days a week and helps to organise a range of lifestyle and care activities.

Benetas Broughton Hall Lifestyle Coordinator, Emily Butler, said that Erin’s contribution made a significant difference to the wellbeing of residents.

“The motivation and positive attitude Erin brings to Broughton week after week is a real inspiration,” Ms Butler said. “She makes it her job to spend time with each and every resident — keeping them engaged with their past and present.”

“This is invaluable to addressing social isolation in aged care and Erin’s work is a key part of the friendly and caring atmosphere at Benetas Broughton Hall.”

To find out how you can make a difference by volunteering at Benetas, visit www.benetas.com.au/volunteers or call 03 8823 7900.