Volunteers’ COVID work recognised
Capecare’s concierge volunteer team have made it through to the semifinals for the RAC Volunteering Award.
The team of 25 were nominated by the aged care facility in August for their instrumental support and screening capabilities amid COVID-19 restrictions.
Capecare volunteer co-ordinator Fran Robinson said when restrictions were in place several volunteers were unable to attend, but it was good to see many people enthusiastic to rejoin.
“I nominated the team for the award because I just felt this was an exceptional group of people who have stood up when many people were at home isolating,” Ms Robinson said.
“It’s such a rewarding role, if it wasn’t for the volunteers here it would be very hard for us to have so much access between families and residents.”
The RAC Volunteering Award is an award to acknowledge the regional and rural Western Australia contributions from individuals, communities and businesses.
The nomination will be reviewed by a judging panel on Tuesday to determine the finalists.
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