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OPA volunteers recognised during National Volunteer Week 2021

National Volunteer Week, held 17-23 May, celebrates the significant contribution of volunteers to the community. 

OPA is proudly supported by almost 700 volunteers across four volunteer programs.

Some quick stats:

  • OPA’s oldest volunteer is 91 year’s young, and the youngest 19 years old!
  • OPA’s volunteers dedicate countless hours to their roles, with some volunteers making themselves available 24/7 and/or others volunteering in excess of 10 years or more.

On Friday 21 May, OPA celebrated National Volunteer Week with an on-line webinar for its volunteers.

The following volunteers were recognised for their service:

  • 33 Years – Valerie Sheil – Independent Third Person
  • 31 Years – Barbara Birthisel – Independent Third Person
  • 30 Years – Brian Ross-Soden – Independent Third Person
  • 25 Years – Wayne Smith – Independent Third Person
  • 15 Years – Rupert Brown – Independent Third person
  • 15 Years – Irene Timm – Independent Third Person
  • 10 Years – Mary Armstrong – Community Guardian
  • 10 Years – Kathryn Connane – Independent Third Person
  • 10 Years – Norma Flowerday – Independent Third Person

Community Visitors with milestone years will be recognised at the upcoming Community Visitor Annual Meeting in June.

Find out more about Volunteering with OPA.


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