John Griffiths has been an active volunteer for over 30 years, donating his time to community organisations across the Gold Coast and New South Wales. He has spent the last six years volunteering at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
“I have visited the Sanctuary many times and it attracted me to become a volunteer here,” he said.
At the Sanctuary, John takes on a variety of roles as both a Park Volunteer and a Duty Volunteer.
“As a Duty Volunteer, I help supervise other volunteers by managing the roster for the day and allocating tasks to each team member. As a Park Volunteer, I am interacting with visitors and ensuring that they have a wonderful day at the Sanctuary as well as supervising guest interaction with the kangaroos,” he said.
Volunteering has been a rewarding experience for John, who says that he finds enjoyment in helping others and meeting like-minded people.
“I have been volunteering for so long that it is a part of my life routine which I enjoy very much. I feel that I have made a positive impact on the people around me,” he said.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary are looking for members of the community to be a part of their weekend park volunteer team. If you would like to become a volunteer for the Sanctuary, click here.