I mainly volunteer to give back to others. It also keeps me busy and learning new things. I certainly think I will be volunteering here for more years to come, or until I eventually become a member of Hyland House myself!
“I’m finding Hyland House very helpful. The ladies that are a part of the craft group are all so lovely. It’s nice to be around people and it’s a good environment to be in, rather than sitting in a silent house by yourself.”
“The people here are great, I’ve made such good friends. You can have a laugh and joke with everyone, it’s really good.”
The staff are wonderful here. They’ve been so supportive. When you are having issues with pain or you are sad, they’re there for you and they’re lovely. They seem to work well as a team and I can’t speak highly enough of them.
We feel so lucky to have gone with Wesley Mission Queensland and especially to have been assigned Donna as our Care Leader.
WMQ have a long history of supporting people. We take responsibility for the services we organise and provide, and we make sure our front-line workers are passionate about the important work they do.
I’d like to formally acknowledge our In Home Care Coordinator, Donna. Donna has always been there for us from the moment we started with Wesley Mission QLD. Donna is so competent, knowledgeable, professional and is a credit to Wesley Mission QLD.
My aim as a volunteer is to get every client to laugh and smile.
Late last year I found myself unemployed, after deciding not to pursue a job, I searched volunteering and I found Community Assisted Transport (CATS) program at WMQ. They welcomed me into their work family in February and I have not looked back.
I really enjoy the fact that my simple volunteering work has the potential to do something practical and positive for someone.
In my experience, volunteers are a lovely bunch of people and the Wesley Mission Queensland volunteers are amongst the friendliest. Their fundraising team are always on hand to provide support, and make sure their volunteers are well-looked-after.
It’s the security - the security of knowing that if you’re not feeling well, you can talk to someone who knows what to do. And then they come back and ask you how you are. It’s comforting.
Karl Meng was one of the first people to put a deposit down for Sinnamon Park’s luxury retirement living community, Rosemount.
After retiring in 2017, Sue Buckby made the decision to downsize and make the move into Wesley Mission Queensland’s Rosemount Retirement Community in Sinnamon Park.
“It just felt right”, these are the words that Norman and Marjory Gough used when explaining their move into Wesley Mission Queensland’s Rosemount Retirement Community.
Community Meal is a place where people can come and feel safe, instead of hanging around on the streets.
[Living at Wheller on the Park] has been wonderful, I’ve met so many beautiful and wonderful people.
Living here has had such a positive impact on my life and my family.
If I need anything, even if I’m just having a bad day and need to talk to someone, they’re always here for me.
Moving into a Wesley Mission Queensland retirement community has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.