Endeavour volunteers can have their cake and eat it too
VOLUNTEERS are an integral part of the work the Endeavour Industries does and to show how much they are appreciated the employees and staff hosted a morning tea yesterday.
Endeavour Industries customer service manager Lisa Wilson said there were 15 volunteers working with the organisation at the moment.
They lend a hand at the recycling plant and at the shop; making sure everything is ready.
"The volunteers are very dedicated and this is our way of saying thank you," Ms Wilson said.
Yesterday the volunteers were treated to tea, coffee and an assortment of biscuits and slices.
Endeavour employee Ted Colley was then invited to help cut the cake, which had been kindly donated by Steele's Bakery and Cafe, along with volunteers Dawn Scrymgeour and Meg Calvert.
Katrina Day, who is the newest volunteer, said she was very impressed with the effort put into the event.
"I've been a volunteer for three weeks," she said.
"I am Simon's (who is an employee at endeavour) step-mum and he has been coming here since he did work experience at age 16.
"I am doing my certificate three in disability services and I thought this would be a good place to do my volunteer placement. They have all welcomed me with open arms."
Mrs Day said she volunteers two days a week at the shop and a couple of afternoons at the Endeavour Centre.
"I have been really enjoying and it is very rewarding," she said.