Jenny’s Generosity Makes a World of Difference

Volunteers are the backbone of STEPS Charity. Without them, much of their work would not be possible.

This year’s annual National Volunteer Week May 20-26 is a celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.

Each year approximately 6 million volunteers give up their time to contribute towards an annual economic and social contribution of $290 billion.

The theme of the 2019 celebrations is ‘making a world of difference’, and that’s exactly what STEPS Charity event volunteer Jenny Triggs does as she generously gives her time, skills and energy to helping create brighter futures for young people living with disability.

Jenny has been volunteering with STEPS Charity for two years, she said she heard of the work of STEPS Pathways College that sparked her interest, having a son with Autism she was interested to learn more about the college, which prompted her to get involved.

“Having just retired from a career as a legal secretary, I was looking to pick up and start something else and to give back to the community, my son was attending a special school nearby, so I thought it could be easy for me to fit some volunteering work in too,” Jenny said.

“I really believe in the old adage ‘many hands make light work’, so I started volunteering with the STEPS Pathways College, then started with the Charity, helping out at their events.

“Volunteering is really wonderful to meet other people, form new friendships and it also gives a sense of purpose,” Jenny said.

When asked her advice for anyone thinking about taking up some volunteer work Jenny said to ‘just give it a try, even just a few hours a month’.

“STEPS are very professional and very caring, with such foresight for young people with disabilities,” Jenny said.

STEPS Charity manager Angela Harrison said Jenny is such a dedicated and generous member of the event team.

“Jenny, gives willing of her smile, her time and effort at every given chance, she’s witnessed first-hand the difference that STEPS Charity makes to support young adults living with a disability,” Angela said.

Feeling inspired? Contact STEPS Charity on 5458 3010 to find out more about their current volunteer vacancies, and get that rewarding feeling.

Image: Jenny (centre) with the ARB Maroochydore team at a STEPS Charity Event

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