Jolena has dedicated her spare time to volunteering, supporting the elderly in the Barwon region as a Home Visitor. She is standing on a concrete path in a park surrounded by trees and lawn. She is wearing a colourful long sleeve dress.

News category: Volunteers

Jolena’s volunteer role enriches the lives of others

Jolena has found meaning and purpose supporting seniors in the Barwon region alongside her busy career working with vulnerable youth. As a dedicated Home Visitor volunteer, she brings warmth and compassion to enrich the lives of others.

Driving change through volunteering

Greg is helping locals in his community find independence in their senior years through his volunteer work with genU. He recently reached a four-year milestone volunteering as a Transport Driver with the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

An outstanding volunteering career – Barbara’s story

Barbara is celebrating a remarkable 32 years of volunteering in Geelong with genU and will soon transition as a genU volunteer to support the elderly through the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS).

How Melissa strengthened her capacity to learn, earn and lead

This International Women's Day, we’re celebrating the inspiring journey of Melissa Evans, a genU Training Mental Health Graduate who is using her lived experience to do good in the world.

“Volunteering has such a great impact on people’s lives” – Ben’s story.

A volunteer role providing companionship to aged care clients has rewarded Ben with new friendships and valuable experience in the health care industry.

All Abilities Golf Day: A Hole in One of Fun!

Over 30 participants from genU Adventure enjoyed a swing of golf in the lead up to the Vic Open Golf Championship this week.

Dedicated to supporting seniors in the community – Linda’s story

Linda recently celebrated ten years of volunteering at genU, supporting seniors in the community as a DoCare outings hostess.

Paw companion volunteer Anna-Lee brings joy to senior residents

When Paw Companion volunteer Anna-Lee brings her dog Molly to visit Costa House Aged Care residents in Lara, there are smiles and excitement in the room.

genU volunteers recognised in lead up to National Volunteer Week

On 11 May 2023 genU hosted High Tea to recognise the genU volunteers receiving Volunteer Service Awards.

Eddy finds adventure in volunteer role

When a volunteer opportunity arose for genU’s Adventure program in Geelong, semi-retired cycling enthusiast Eddy knew he’d found the ideal way to help others.