National Volunteers' Week

Elaine Durie

Thank goodness for people like Elaine Durie. Elaine is among hundreds of local volunteers supporting vulnerable people in our communities during the Covid-19 outbreak. After responding to a request for volunteers from a Loanhead community group, Elaine is now shopping for a woman who lives alone and is self-isolating. When she drops off the shopping, Elaine stays for a ‘socially-distanced’ chat outside the gate. Elaine insists that while it’s “nice to be appreciated” she’s getting just as much out of the connection as the person she is helping. In fact, she’s enjoying it so much she’s thinking of pursuing a new job in care. During National Volunteers’ Week we want to thank Elaine and all volunteers helping during Covid-19. You are all stars!