Photo of lady standing in a garden in the sunlight

Chantelle’s busy summer volunteering

Chantelle has been keeping busy over the summer, she continues to enjoy her volunteering job at the Lounge in Torquay and is a real asset to the team. She had her planning day recently which was a chance to look back on last year’s achievements and decide new goals for the coming year.

As usual all the people who are important to Chantelle were in attendance and everyone was really positive and pleased with the positive changes in Chantelle. The standout though was how well Chantelle is doing in her job and we are really proud to share this update which was written by Hayley who is in charge of the Lounge.

Grab a tissue and have a read…

“Today, I am honoured to be here and share the remarkable story of an individual whose dedication and compassion have truly made a difference in the lives of many. I am here to celebrate the incredible contributions of Chantelle, an extraordinary volunteer whose impact has been nothing short of inspiring. Chantelle is more than just a volunteer; she is a beacon of kindness and support. Her commitment to our cause, her unwavering dedication, and her genuine empathy have touched the hearts of our clients, peers and colleagues. For those battling anxiety, Chantelle has created a safe environment, as we all know finding a safe space is invaluable, and Chantelle has been a key factor in fostering that safe haven for many.

Photo of Chantelle, a woman in a summer dress standing in the garden.

But Chantelle’s remarkable journey doesn’t stop there. She has been the driving force behind our well-being afternoons and evenings, a program that has not only enriched our team but has also created a sense of family among us. Through her ideas, she has brought joy, relaxation, and healing (and a little bit of stress) to our team. These well-being sessions have become a source of bonding which have forged friendships in order for us all to manage the challenges of life. Chantelle has transformed our organisation, infusing it with a profound sense of purpose and unity. Chantelle’s impact is immeasurable, and we want to acknowledge that we simply couldn’t run our community hub without her. Her actions remind us that it’s not just about serving coffee or snacks; it’s about creating a nurturing environment where every individual feels valued and supported.

As we celebrate Chantelle today, let us also reflect on the incredible power of volunteerism. One person’s dedication can spark a ripple effect that touches countless lives. Chantelle’s journey reminds us that small acts of kindness, when done with love and sincerity, can create a world of difference.

Chantelle, you are an amazing volunteer, a true catalyst for positive change, and an embodiment of the spirit of giving. On behalf of our clients, our team, and the entire community, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You have enriched our lives and brought light to our cafe. Your legacy will forever be etched in the hearts of those you have touched.

Thank you, Chantelle, for being the heartbeat of our community hub, and for showing us all the beauty that can be created through bravery, compassion and selflessness.”