09 May Meet Liz Casey: Volunteer Profile
Meet Liz Casey/Morrison. Liz has lived in Camperdown for five years, having moved from Cobden. One of Liz’s favourite thing about Camperdown is the friendships she has made and that she feels supported and encouraged.
Liz has been volunteering at community house for three and a half years, wearing many hats;
“I started off being a Front of House Volunteer, I helped with Food Bank over the Covid period (lockdowns). I have now been treasurer for the last two years”
Liz is a wonderful example of how volunteering in the community benefits both the community and the volunteer. The Community House has benefited greatly for Liz offering her wealth of experience in finance, previously working in the Banking sector and running a small business. Liz is also always willing to give new things a go and to support other volunteers and visitors to the community house. She is committed to supporting a positive and nurturing environment at community house, and will be the first to welcome you with a big smile! Liz expresses her experience of volunteering;
“It has improved my mental health immensely. When I first moved to Camperdown I had just left my husband, so I had no confidence and no reason to get out of bed. So coming here just gave me new life. I had new reason to be alive and new friendships which is wonderful”
When asked why the broader community should put their hand up to volunteer Liz replied;
“Just do it, it is so rewarding just helping people and seeing one smile is an achievement. You do not expect anything in return and it just feels good”
Over the years, Liz has generously donated her time to volunteering on netball committees, football clubs, umpiring roles, horse therapy and the list goes on.
Liz has a number of impressive hobbies, including the quilting and sewing groups that she attends often. She has a strong passion for anything art and is always up for a challenge!
Liz has a big passion for horses, in particular horse therapy. She enjoys spending time leading, playing and brushing the horses which she does three times a week. Liz is a big animal lover and adores her beautiful cats or kids she would call them! Liz also enjoys spending time on Sundays catching up with friends and family.
Liz inspires us all with her generosity and dedication to creating a positive community through volunteering and giving your time to help others without reward. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and Liz does just that.
Volunteering at Camperdown Community House is a rewarding way to give back to your community, meet new people, share your skills or passion, and/or learn and get involved with something new.
There are numerous ways to get involved as a volunteer and we are committed to working individually to find the best fit each person. You are never locked in to one way of volunteering or one particular volunteer role. CCH provides a flexible, responsive and personalized approach to volunteering, and we can work together to make sure you are feeling satisfied and fulfilled by your engagement with the organisations as a volunteer.
The benefits of volunteering (from Volunteering Victoria)
Happiness: Volunteers are happier, healthier and sleep better than those who don’t volunteer
Health: Sustained volunteering is associated with better mental health
Community:The experience of helping others provides meaning, a sense of self-worth and inclusion
Skill building: Did you know over 85% of HR Managers look for volunteering on CVs? Learn new skills and get ahead in the job market.
Camperdown Community House is open 9.30am-4.30pm Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays and 9am-1pm Fridays.
You can CONTACT US or call us on (03) 5593 1403.