Meet the staff: Tammy Barton

Oct 30, 2023

What is your name?

Tammy Barton

What is your current role?

A Volunteer Coordinator, responsible for volunteer onboarding, engagement, reporting and compliance.

How long have you been in this role?

I recently joined the team; it’s been about 4 months now.

Tell us about your background?

I was born and grew up in Sydney where I lived with my dad, mum, and older brother. I have gained experience in diverse industries including telecommunications, superannuation, and residential building. I have been happily married to my husband Adam for 23 years and we have two children: our 16-year-old daughter, Summer, and our 14-year-old son, George.

Sixteen years ago, we made the choice to move to the Tweed Shire, drawn by the opportunity to be nearer to our family and embrace a more relaxed way of life. Our current location is truly special, with the beautiful Tweed River, numerous stunning beaches, and consistently great weather—we love it here.

What are your hobbies and interests?

My family holds a special place in my heart, and as such, prioritising quality time with them remains my top commitment. I find immense joy in camping and 4WD adventures, discovering new and unexplored locations.

Staying fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to me, which is why I regularly engage in workouts at my local gym and relish runs or walks along the beach. I’ve also recently become part of a ladies’ netball team, which has added a fun and active dimension to my life.

Whenever I get a chance, I indulge in some well-deserved downtime by picking up a captivating book and heading to the beach, where I can unwind and escape into the pages of a good story.

What attracted you to Feros Care/In Great Company?

I have worked for Feros Care for approximately 7 years, across many different roles. I find the industry most rewarding, being able to help seniors remain independent in their own homes, supporting them with the care and services that they need to live their best lives.

When an opportunity arose to be part of the In Great Company team, I jumped at the chance. The In Great Company team do an amazing job in reducing loneliness and social isolation for so many elderly people. I truly believe in this program; it is life changing for someone that does not have regular contact with friends or family.

What is the most satisfying part of your role?

I take great satisfaction in knowing that each day the work that I do contributes to making a difference in improving the quality of life for our lonely seniors.

It is so rewarding to know that our team are making a genuine difference in tackling loneliness, through the power of social connection.

How valuable do you believe the In Great Company volunteer service is?

The In Great Company volunteer service is life changing, it supports seniors in remaining independent and connected to the community. The friendships that blossom through the program are inspiring. I am really happy to be part of an initiative like this.

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