Aged care volunteer stories – Ruth

Aged care volunteer Ruth is a Reception, Administration and Social Outings Assistant with Nepean Food Services – Meals on Wheels™. She opens up about how she got into volunteering and what she enjoys the most about her role.

Helping others, get out and enjoy life through aged care volunteering

Ruth started volunteering in aged care over 8 years ago after her husband suggested she give it a try.

‘I was made redundant from my banking/administration position after 20 years of service. My husband was volunteering at Meals on Wheels and he suggested I give it a go.’

Ruth still volunteers with Nepean Food Services – Meals on Wheels as a Reception, Administration and Social Outings Assistant.

‘I answer phone enquiries, file invoices, assist clients on and off the bus on outings and do any other office administration work. I love interacting with the clients and other volunteers and I also enjoy the social outings. It’s very satisfying to see the clients getting out and enjoying life.’

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