A new team of dedicated volunteers from RACT Kingston branch will join the Kingborough Volunteer Program at the end of January 2024.
Deputy Mayor, Cr Clare Glade-Wright said the RACT Kingston team would provide much needed gardening support to residents in Kingborough.
“The Kingborough Volunteer Program has been running for 11 years and helps around 165 residents every year,” Cr Glade-Wright said.
“These residents are over 65 and, living independently, they need a little help with gardening and getting to appointments.
“Volunteers also help with walking pets and provide valuable social connections for many in our community.
“With the addition of the RACT Kingston team, we will be able help more senior residents.
“This is a great partnership and I thank them for getting on board and starting of this year with a community spirit.
“I hope this will inspire more corporate volunteering in all our communities.”
RACT Chief Experience Officer, Karla Wasinski said the RACT had been part of the Tasmanian community for over 100 years and the Kingborough Volunteer Program was a natural extension of their promise to be a shoulder to lean on and a voice when it matters.
“It is a way for our people to live the values of RACT and to connect with the community in a very direct and practical way.
“We are looking forward to building relationships with older residents in the Kingborough area that utilise the volunteer program for a range of tasks, including home visits, gardening and transport to and from appointments.”