Calling Humanitarian Volunteers

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Calling Humanitarian Volunteers
Dorelle Lancaster and grand-daughter Sarah Moore enjoy the thank you lunch.

Three generations of one family were among volunteers recognised by Centacare for their work to help new humanitarian entrants settle in to life in Tasmania.

Dorelle Lancaster, her daughter Jennifer Moore and grand-daughter Sarah Moore are among 127 volunteers working with Centacare’s Humanitarian Settlement Services program.

Program manager James Norman said the volunteers were an essential part of the Tasmanian welcome for hundreds of new entrants each year. Centacare returned the favour by treating the vollies to a thank you lunch, featuring generous servings of salmon donated by Tassal.

Mr Norman said the volunteers help new entrants find their feet in their new community by providing both social and practical support.

“Volunteers help us to provide a friendly welcome to all people who join our program. They also assist people to learn some of the practical skills needed to start their settlement journey - like shopping for groceries and catching the bus.  Our volunteers are essential for ensuring a good settlement experience for everyone.”