Endeavour Foundation celebrates the power of volunteers

12 May 2014

Leading disability service provider Endeavour Foundation is celebrating the power of the organisation’s 1100 plus volunteers during National Volunteer Week with festivities being held across 94 locations in Queensland and New South Wales.

To celebrate and mark the contribution of the organisation’s dedicated volunteers, morning teas and afternoon teas will be held in each of the Endeavour Foundation’s Recycled Clothing stores and services.

Endeavour Foundation began with a small group of volunteers 63 years ago and is now supported by more than 1100 volunteers who provide a range of support and skills to helping improve the lives of people with a disability.

Endeavour Foundation CEO David Barbagallo said volunteers are the lifeblood of the organisation.

“Volunteers are one of the organisation’s most valuable assets and Endeavour Foundation is privileged to have such fantastic support for so many dedicated people,” Mr Barbagallo said.

“We’re immensely grateful for the support of volunteers and the powerful role they play in contributing to improving the lives of people with a disability.” To kick off National Volunteer Week celebrations, Endeavour Foundation’s Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Mackay mum, Judy Higginson for her dedication to Endeavour Foundation Business Service in Mackay, Central Queensland.

Three award finalists are Silvia Arnold from Endeavour Foundation Recycled Clothing Penrith Store, recently retired Tewantin store manager Judith Murray and Moreton-Sunshine Coast Area sub-committee chair for events and fund raising volunteer Heather Christie.

The theme for the 25th anniversary year of National Volunteer Week is ‘celebrate the power of volunteering’, reflecting on the power of volunteers to protect and enrich lives of everyday Australians.

Endeavour Foundation offers a wide variety of volunteering options and there are many benefits to volunteering at an Endeavour Foundation store or service site – including meeting new people, learning new skills, being part of a fantastic team and supporting a wonderful cause.

For more volunteering opportunities with Endeavour Foundation contact our Volunteering Department on volunteering@endeavour.com.au or phone (07) 3908 7253.

Note to media: for specific details of ‘thank you’ morning teas or afternoon teas happening in your area, please contact Endeavour Foundation Media and Communications Officer Cait Bester.

Media Contact

Cait Bester,
Media and Communications Officer ,
Ph (07) 3908 7543,
Email: c.bester@endeavour.com.au.

Endeavour Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organisation supporting people with a disability in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. These include accommodation, education, training, vocational and lifestyle opportunities. Find out more at endeavour.com.au.