And that’s what Maria has come to do. With volunteering at St Vincent’s, she gets the chance to see the same people she saw for those four and a half years and continue to make a difference by helping residents and families alike.
“That’s the issue is, when someone dies what happens? The people you’ve come to know, you never see them again. I knew so many people here that to never see them again would be quite a big wrench for me.”
“Supporting the pastoral care program. Enriching their [resident’s] lives. It’s a privilege really. You get a lot from giving.”
“I wouldn’t volunteer in a place that I felt people weren’t being treated as individuals.”