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Volunteers love what they do

For Benalla Health volunteers Eileen Skelton and Brian Tunks, giving their time to others has been a rewarding experience.

Both Mrs Skelton and Mr Tunks have been volunteering for about two years at the Day Activities Centre.

This week is National Volunteer Week, an event which highlights the enormous contribution that volunteers make to their community.

Mr Tunks, who helps out on Tuesday and Fridays as the bus driver, said he loves getting to know the clients.

“For me, I got to the time in life where I thought I had taken bits and pieces out of the community and it was time to put something back,” he said.

“I just love coming along and spending time here.”

Similarly, Mrs Skelton, who volunteers on Tuesdays at the Day Activities Centre and also helps at the Day Procedure Unit, said there were great benefits to volunteering.

“It is good for the soul,” she said.

“I felt that I had something to offer and because I am retired I had time on my hands and I wanted to do something that would help the community.

“I really become attached to the people I meet and love getting to know them and their families and being able to have that human interaction with them.”



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