National Volunteer Week 9-15 May
National Volunteer Week (NVW) is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers and this year, NVW is taking place from 9-15 May. Lung Foundation Australia takes this opportunity to once again acknowledge and thank the hundreds of volunteers who generously donate their time to help us achieve our goal to make lung health a priority for all. In 2015, we conducted a survey to find out exactly how much time is generously contributed by our volunteers. We found that they collectively donated more than 9,250 hours. This translates into 230 working weeks, more than four years of donated time!
For more than 10 years we have been privileged to have the services of Eileen Perry who has generously volunteered her time in the Information and Support Centre. Eileen started volunteering with the Lung Foundation on 26 April 2006. Initially working one day a week, she quickly increased her time to two days as she enjoyed her role and the camaraderie of the team. She has been an integral part of the growth and development of the Lung Foundation and her contribution is held in high regard by her fellow colleagues and all those who have had the pleasure of coming into contact with her. We sincerely thank Eileen for her dedication and commitment over the last 10 years and she will always hold a special place in the history of the Foundation.