Secret volunteer business
Kim Tattersall is one of our amazing new volunteers, and in her short time has made a huge difference to the lives of the clients she speaks to all day and the staff she supports. We sat down with Kim to ask her a few questions about what inspires her to volunteer each week, and to get to know the diversity and experience within our volunteer tribe.
Are you an original Gold Coaster Kim?
I am originally from Brisbane, but have lived on the Gold Coast for over 30 years, so consider myself a Gold Coaster.
What inspired you to volunteer for Feros Care's In Great Company?
I liked the ethos of the company, that 'everyone matters', and living a positive and bold life.
Tell us about one secret skill you have!
I love dancing, Cubana Ruede Salsa, Dominican Republic Bachata are some of my favourites. It makes me happy, it's great exercise, and I have made some beautiful friends.
If you could have 3 dinner guests, anyone in the world, who would they be?
Dame Quentin Bryce; Artist Ben Quilty; Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern.
If you could have one wish for our seniors, what would it be?
To live a life that includes doing things they love and spending time with others who inspire and make them feel respected and admired.
How do you feel when you go home from a day of volunteering?
I feel happy as I have enjoyed spending a day with friendly and kind people who have made me feel welcome.
Kim's passion and commitment make her not only a pleasure to work with, but an invaluable addition to the volunteering team – a group of dedicated people who make a real difference in the lives of those who need it.
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