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GoCo Volunteers Make a World of Difference

16 May 2019

May 20th – 26th is National Volunteer Week, and all across the region GoCo volunteers will be recognised, thanked and celebrated.

GoCo volunteers in Gunnedah, Barraba, Nundle and Kootingal dedicate their time to supporting ageing community members to attend medical appointments, go shopping, attend day centre activities and explore the region on day trips and social outings.

In 2018 GoCo volunteers provided 8156 hours of support, and are set to beat that record in 2019.

“GoCo Volunteers play a critical role in the successful delivery of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.

Their dedication to the greater good supports people to remain living independently in their own homes for longer periods of time” said GoCo CHSP Team Leader Erin Mercer.

Planned events include celebration luncheons at the Gunnedah RSL, Nundle Mount Misery Mine, the Barraba RSL and a morning tea at Cockburn Cottage, Kootingal.

“We are always excited to have new volunteers come on board.” continued Ms Mercer.

“It is an opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills and share some knowledge. I would encourage anyone with some spare time to consider volunteering for GoCo. It’s a wonderful way to become involved in a meaningful program and give back to your local community” she concluded.

To become a GoCo volunteer, join a social group or get a helping hand in your home contact GoCo on 6740 2240.

Photo Caption: Hazel Woodley (L) with GoCo volunteer Roger Smith (M) and GoCo CHSP Coordinator Nicole Shields

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Media Contact: Eliza Gallen 6740 2100.