Name: Beatrix Cabassi
Where do you volunteer?
Salvos Connect Welfare
How long have you been volunteering there for?
Beatrix started volunteering at the Salvos just over a month ago.
Why did you start volunteering?
To feel useful and to meet people. I have only been in Gladstone for a year and I didn’t know a soul. I have to meet a Centrelink activity requirement as part of my payment also.
What is your favourite thing about volunteering?
It is good to give back to the community and to help an organisation who are helping people in need. I’m on reception for three days a week – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and I enjoy making the appointments on computer, filing and interacting with people.
What would you say to encourage others to volunteer?
I would say go ahead and do it, because it gets you out of the house and involved in your community and you can learn some new skills.