Our Volunteer Development Manager, Jennie Loveridge, has won The WA Excellence in Volunteer Management Award at the WA Volunteer of the Year Award 2019!
The award recognises an individual salaried or non-salaried volunteer manager who has demonstrated good practice in the management of volunteers and the delivery of volunteer programs by those volunteers.
Our CEO, Ashley Reid, said Jennie was committed to her role as Volunteer Development Manager with Cancer Council WA and was thrilled her contribution had been acknowledged.
"In the eight years Jennie has been Volunteer Development Manager with Cancer Council WA, she has not only developed but overseen a volunteer engagement and service delivery model that engages with 1700 volunteers each year, across 25 diverse programs throughout Western Australia," Ashley said.
"Through Jennie's remarkable work and dedication, our volunteers have meaningful roles in every division of the organisation, in all service for patients and the wider community.
"Subsequently, Jennie and the team of volunteers frequently receive cards, letters and emails about the wonderful volunteer support that has made such a difference to the lives of patients, families and carers.
"Cancer Council WA relies on the involvement of volunteers, in partnership with paid staff, to support the mission to work with our community to minimise the incidence and impact of cancer, so we are truly grateful for Jennie's commitment."
Winner Jennie said she was overwhelmed with the news and grateful to the volunteers who dedicated so much time and energy to assist those living with cancer and their families.
"I am extremely thrilled and honoured to firstly be chosen as a Finalist and now to have won the award," Jennie said.
"We are extremely privileged at Cancer Council WA to have the support of so many dedicated volunteers, and their contribution to the direct and indirect support of people affected by cancer in WA is enormous.
"We could not provide many of programs and services without their energy, time and skills."