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Happy National Volunteer Week

A message of thanks from National Commander Floyd Tidd:

"It is with a heart full of gratitude that I thank you for volunteering with The Salvation Army. Your generous contribution of time, skill and commitment makes a real difference to those you work alongside, and to those who benefit from all you do.  The Salvation Army and the wider Australian community is a better place due to your collective volunteering impact.

I continue to be amazed that over 30,000 volunteers across Australia regularly contribute to the mission of The Salvation Army. This number swells to over 100,000 during Red Shield Appeal – you really are an Army of Volunteers!

Together we seek to bring practical care, dignity and hope to those who need it most as you see with volunteers at Hobart’s Rehabilitation Bridge Centre. Jennifer and Hebe prepare lunch and snacks for participants who are on a journey of recovery. They have volunteered for over 8 years, meeting a variety of people, caring for them and building them up, which is what they enjoy most. 

Thank you Jennifer and Hebe and the thousands of other volunteers for being a part of The Salvation Army in supporting people in need."


Meet Our Volunteers: Jennifer & Hebe

Three days a week you will find smiling faces in the kitchen at Hobart’s Bridge Centre. Jennifer & Hebe prepare lunch and snacks for the participants on a journey of recovery at the rehabilitation centre.

They have volunteered with The Salvation Army for over 8 years, commencing as part of the Work For The Dole program, and have been a part of The Bridge Centre family for nearly 6 years. Jennifer & Hebe love working at The Bridge because it is reason for them to get out of bed in the morning (although it can be a little more difficult to do so in winter!). Meeting a variety of people, caring for them and building them up are the joys of their volunteering experience. 

Are you interested in joining our Army of Volunteers? Learn more here: salvationarmy.org.au/volunteer