What a jam packed month coming up with these events!
Come on board and join us to spend some time at each
display talking to people about PWC and why you Volunteer
Contact the Call Centres to express your interest in helping!
City of Mandurah
Seniors Week Celebration Friday October 29th
District Fair Saturday October 30th
Have A Go Day Wednesday November 3rd
City Of Rockingham
Seniors Week celebration Thursday November 4th
PWC Mandurah Office
Sausage Sizzle and Stall Saturday, November 27th
This is to raise money for our South West Office
Community Christmas Pageant Tue, December 14th
PWC Guildford Office
Volunteer Christmas Party Saturday, December 11th
PWC Warwick Office
Christmas Fete Saturday, December 4th
This is to raise money for our Warwick Office
Training for Volunteers at Volunteering WA
Step into Volunteering
Location: Joondalup VRC located at the Joondalup Public Library,
corner of Lakeside Drive and Boas Avenue, Joondalup.
Issue 18 November 2010
PWC GREEN DAY is coming nearer! We need to hear from
We’re looking to go out with a bang (literally) in 2010
with our special Green Day event planned for the 13th
November, Saturday. We meet at the Supreme Court
Gardens, cnr of St George’s Tce and Barrack Street, look for
the 3 kangaroos at 10am to start our march at 10.30am
What’s it all about? Why are we doing it? And just what are
Well it’s going to be a wake‐up call to Perth as we march
through the Hay Street mall making as much noise as
possible and grabbing the attention of the City Of Perth!
So wear all your green clothes, from shoes, to shirts, to
hats. Get inventive, green zinc cream, green hair spray.
Ladies, green jewellery. Gents, green ties or socks. Girls
and Guys, you can get away with anything!!! As long as we
are all green and all smiling.
Let’s make People Who Care a household name!
Please donate your old bottle tops, small plastic water
bottles (600ml variety), green paint or material to Lesley
Care‐Smith (Warwick/Guildford) and Julie Mathews
(Mandurah) to make our noisiest creations yet!
And put your name down to march through the streets of
Perth for what will be a memorable day in history!
Good Company… Great Community!
GREEN DAY ………..“We’re People Who Care,
Who Cares, WE CARE”
Our raffle tickets are proving to be very popular and we
are looking for help to man our stalls at the Spud Shed and
Bunning's in Mandurah and various other locations in the
Perth Metro area.
Any one selling five books or more will go into the draw to
win some fantastic prizes.
PWC will be setting up a stall at the following shopping
centres. We would love to hear from you if you would like to
Warwick Grove S/C Thurs, 21st October
Lakeside Joondalup S/C Sat, 23rd October
Warwick Grove S/C Sat, 28th October
Greenwood S/C Sat, 28th October
Bassendean S/C, Thurs/Frid 11th & 12th Nov
Noranda S/C Thurs/Fri 11th & 12th Nov
Bassendean S/C Thurs/Fri 25th & 26th Nov
Noranda S/C Thurs/Fri 25th & 26th Nov
We have also been busy at Red Dot Midland on Saturdays.
For all those wonderful Volunteers out there that have sold
Raffle tickets to Family and Friends, please bring the stubs
and money to either Guildford, Mandurah or the Warwick
offices as soon as you can.
Any queries, please don't hesitation to call 08 9379 1944
Car Raffle Tickets!
Upcoming Volunteer Events
The first meeting of the Volunteer Focus Group will be held
at PWC Guildford on Thursday 11th November at 9am.
The areas that have a representative are the Office/Admin,
Op Shop and Transport.
If any Volunteers would like to represent any other areas
please contact Annabelle Calvert on 08 9379 1944.
It is also envisaged that PWC hold a separate Focus meeting
in Mandurah. If you would like to nominate a volunteer or
you yourself would like to represent an area in Mandurah,
please contact Annabelle Calvert.
Meetings will be bi‐monthly
Warwick are holding an alternative
Christmas party for our clients on the 16th
The theme of this Christmas party is “The
Vicar of Dibley” ‐ So come as Geraldine or Alice, Hugo or
Councillor David Horton or even “no‐no‐no‐no Jim”
For more information please call Lesley on 08 9447 0810
We are always on the look out for new
Volunteers, and at the moment as you will
see below, People Who Care have quite a few
vacancies. So if you know someone, or you
would like to try a different volunteer
position, please call me, I am always available
to our Volunteers. Susan McCamish
20 x Office Admin/Call Centre Volunteers,
needed at Guildford Office—8.30 to 4pm, Mon to Fri.
15 x Gardeners / Maintenance Volunteers needed at
Guildford Office—7.45 to 4pm (approx), Mon to Fri.
15 x Gardeners / Maintenance Volunteers needed at
Warwick Office—7.45 to 4pm (approx), Mon to Fri.
9 x Bus Drivers (with a C class license) to drive our buses
from either Guildford or Mandurah Office.
5 x Bus Drivers (with a C class license) to drive our buses
from Warwick Office.
5 x Bus Driver Assistants—to partner with our Bus Drivers
from Warwick Office.
**Bus Driver and Bus Driver Assistant—perfect for “couples”
who would like to volunteer together**
Weekend Bus Drivers—for a Saturday outing—for both
Guildford and Warwick Offices.
8 x One on One Shopping Volunteers in Midland and Menora
and Residential Home Visiting Volunteers needed both in
the South and North suburbs.
Private Vehicle Volunteers—Driving Seniors to Doctor visits
etc, needed in both North and South suburbs.
50 x Friends for Older People Volunteers—Community
Visiting Scheme, needed in all areas. We have elderly clients
that have little to no interaction with
family or friends.
5 x Fund Raising Volunteers—based at
the Guildford Office.
** Volunteer Vacancies @ PWC **
Vicar of Dibley Christmas Party — Warwick
A New Type of Volunteer @ PWC
A discussion was had recently amongst us here at PWC
and we realised that we need input from our volunteers
regarding “Fund Raising”.
Yes I know, many of us have helped out with the school
fete for the kids, made cakes to sell for church, but really
that’s where my expertise ends.
So now I am on the look out for people who have
experience in developing and planning a fund raising
event. Also, what is the best way to market and promote
an event? And if we do this well, will it facilitate new
All the monies raised in PWC’s fund raising ventures will go
straight back into the services we provide.
So if you feel this is right up your alley, or you know some‐
one this might just interest, please don't hesitate to give
me a call. Susan McCamish
Have a Go Day Stall at Burswood
3rd November—We Need YOU
PWC will be showing our support for “Have a Go Day”,
held at Burswood on Wednesday 3rd November between
8.30am and 3.pm. We would like to have as many Volun‐
teers there as possible. Come and tell people about your
experiences as a volunteer.
If you are interested, please call Susan McCamish on 08
9379 1944 or 0404 083 451
“The Seniors Recreation Council of WA (SRC) is proud to
present Have a Go Day, an information and activities day
held in Burswood Park, Great Eastern Highway. An annual
initiative of the SRC – a volunteer‐based organisation that
promotes healthy ageing through activity – Have A Go Day
is a free event that allows seniors to try out a range of
sporting and recreational activities and hopefully go on to
join a sport or recreation club.
Also a wide range of information specific to seniors can be
gained from visiting the various static displays.
This event attracts approx 12,000 people with its diverse
array of offerings.”
Volunteer Focus Group
Breaking News—”Mirambeena” Cen‐
tre Based Day Care is now part of the
People Who Care family.
Mirambeena is located at 13 Leasham
Way, Medina. The Home and
Community Care program aims to
provide a comprehensive,
coordinated and integrated culturally
appropriate service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
frail aged people and people with a disability in the Perth
Mirambeena is open from Mondays to Thursday.
Please contact Jill Henry (The Coordinator) on 08 9439 1179,
should you have any enquires.
If you dropped by PWC’s stall at the Royal Show this year,
you would have seen a large jar, full of green lollies.
Many people gave a wonderful stab in the dark at the
number of lollies in this rather large jar.
PWC is so happy to announce that Sharon Chadwick, who
did guess the closest, has won the hamper full of yummy
food and wine.
Sharon, who has volunteered for us in the past, has asked
for the hamper to be added to our Christmas hampers.
Sharon, from everyone here at PWC, thank you for your
For all others who entered this competition, the magic
number was 632 lollies.
Did you know???
86% of volunteers say that volunteering increases their
sense of community belonging~
98% of volunteers feel that their volunteering makes a dif‐
ference to their organisation and its work~
Volunteer rate is higher outside of capital cities (32% to
36% of women volunteer whilst 32% of men volunteer*
The four most common types of organisations for which
people volunteer are sport and physical recreation, educa‐
tion and training, community / welfare and religious groups*
34% of volunteers say that training in their volunteer roles
has given them skills useful for relevant to future paid em‐
(These statistics have come from “Volunteering Australia”)
Did you know…
The first Pelican Crossing was introduced in 1969. The word
“Pelican” was chosen because it is a Pedestrian Light Con‐
trol. Can you see why? Today, there are “Puffin” and
“Toucan” crossings. See if you can find out why these names
You need to use 200 muscles in your body to walk
Michael Flatley, star of "Riverdance" had his legs insured for
Charlie Chaplin, Hollywood's silent comedian with the splay
footed trademark walk, had his feet insured for $150,000
(£33,500) in the 1920's; a fortune at the time.
So how many lollie’s were in that jar??New Centre Based Day Care OPEN
As the weather is warming up and the sun is shining, I
thought I would add one of my favourite recipes.
What you need for this to work so well, is lovely music
softly, sitting comfortably (preferably in the backyard or
porch) and absolutely no interruptions from any children.
You will need at least 30 to 60 mins to really enjoy this.
2 cups water
3 inches stick cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
3 tea bags
3/4 cup sugar
3 cups pineapple juice
3 cups orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
In a medium saucepan, combine water, cinnamon, and
cloves. Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
Cover; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat; add tea
bags. Let steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and spices.
Stir in sugar and juices. Cover and chill thoroughly.
Makes 8 (8‐ounce) servings.
Recipe from the Vault
Look what the Volunteers did in the
Month of September !!!
In September our volunteers helped PWC achieve:
877 people with the efficient and effective
coordination of services through the call centres.
137 new clients need our help.
25 volunteers got dirty with gardening,
32 volunteers helped with transport,
17 volunteers helped people with social support,
17 volunteers attended our leisure centre, and
16 volunteers helped with Community Visiting.
19 new volunteers started with us
Thank you to all our volunteers for providing these services to our
Each of you as volunteers has allowed People Who Care to build a
Good Company and a Great Community.
New Kid on the Block
Well this is my first Newsletter for PWC. I hope it is what
you want to read and see. If it’s not, let me know what
you want in this newsletter.
Remember this is the Volunteer Newsletter, this is put
together for you. So what sort of information do you
want to read about? Do you want to read about other
volunteers? Do you want to share that famous recipe of
yours? Have you got the best photo/joke/story to tell
All ideas and suggestions welcome. All feedback welcome.
If you have any queries or need to contact
me, please don't hesitate to call me either
on the office number or mobile or email me.
Phone: 08 9379 1944
Mobile: 0404 083 451
“Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.
“ Author Unknown “
(my favorite quote regarding volunteers).
48 James Street
GUILDFORD WA 6055
Phone: (08) 9379 1944
Fax: (08) 9379 1955
SOUTH WEST METRO OFFICE
423 Pinjarra Road
MANDURAH WA 6210
Phone: (08) 9535 3433
Fax: (08) 9535 5433
NORTH METRO OFFICE
585 Beach Road
WARWICK WA 6024
Phone: (08) 9447 0810
Fax: (08) 9447 5830
We really, really, really want to give away a $100 Coles‐
Myer voucher. All you have to do is come up with a
groovy name for our volunteer newsletter.
The best name suggestion will go on the top of the
Your Name: __________________________
Name our Volunteer Newsletter
Do you have your Raffle Ticket?????
PWC is giving all our Volunteers a raffle ticket. This is just a
small token to say to you — Thank You.
Thank you for generously giving up your time for our clients.
Thank you for volunteering over and over again.
Op Shop is OPEN for Business,Op Shop is OPEN for Business,
even on a Saturdayeven on a Saturday
If you haven't already dropped in to the newly opened
Op Shop, come on in and take a look around.
If you have been bitten by the “Spring Fever Clean Out”
bug, like most of us, please think of PWC’s Op Shop before
throwing out any good quality items. You never know
who else could use them.
From Saturday the 30th of October, the Op Shop will be
open on Saturday as well, from 9am to 1pm.
“The difference between a helping hand and an out‐
stretched palm is a twist of the wrist”.
Laurence Leamer, King of the Night