Meet a Local Volunteer

Name:

Leanne Richter

Where do you volunteer?

Gladstone Entertainment & Convention Centre

How long have you been volunteering there for?

3 years

Why did you choose to volunteer at the GECC?

I use to help out as a parent helper at the tuckshop of my children’s school then when my son finished school I needed something to do and I found the Entertainment Centre looking for volunteers. At the GECC we are known as Friends of the Theatre. Volunteers of ‘Friends of the Theatre’ meet and great patrons and assist during morning melodies.

What is your favourite thing about volunteering?

My favourite thing is meeting other people and helping the local community. I have made friends through volunteering there and a few special functions are held each year just for the volunteers to meet with each other.

What would you say to encourage others to volunteer? 

Friends of the Theatre are a wonderful group to be a part of, you have an opportunity to meet and interact with people. If you have an interest in the theatre and performing arts and are looking at volunteering contact the GECC, they are always looking for more volunteers.

Thanks Leanne! Gladstone News appreciate our local volunteers!