Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Lansell
We're often asked what it's like to volunteer at Peter Mac. Here, long-term Peter Mac volunteer, Mary Lansell, shares her experience.
Why Peter Mac?
"I came to Peter Mac for treatment for lymphoma. When I decided I'd like to start volunteering, Peter Mac was the most logical place. It meant I could give something back to Peter Mac, who look after me so well. I’ve been volunteering once a week for four years now!"
What do you do as a volunteer?
"I volunteer in the Foundation team, helping sort donations coming in and making sure everyone gets their receipts. I also love to help out at researcher presentations, and hearing about what we are all helping make possible."
What do you like about volunteering?
"It's a joy, and it's just nice to be able to give back in some way. I look forward to Friday every week. I've built some wonderful friendships, whether it be with the Peter Mac team, other volunteers or any patients who need a friendly face. It all comes back to the people."
What would you say to someone thinking about volunteering?
"There's a real sense of purpose, a sense of wellbeing, when you're doing something for the community. If you've got a free afternoon then I couldn't recommend it enough!
"Thank you to everyone who supports Peter Mac. Many of us would not be here without you so please keep up the good work."
If you’re interested in volunteering at Peter Mac, please contact Sharon on 03 8559 7777.