Out volunteers are active 6 days a week to help the community in all sorts of ways. Annually we celebrate their vital contribution, and provide a place for them to socialise and connect with each other. This year we once again took in a movie at the Event Cinemas, with cocktails and a light meal beforehand.

This year we also awarded certificates to Gary Knep & Lisa Zoellner for their hard work facilitating our recent building renovations so smoothly, and Rami Harel, a part time staff member who also volunteers his time on weekends and after hours to COA.

We also took great pleasure in announcing a new fund to provide hardship parcels to the community. It is named “Julia’s Heart of Golding Fund” in honour of our long-time CEO, Julia Golding OAM, who has become an active volunteer in the organisation: delivering meals, visiting members, helping in the office, and filling in for the Kosher Meals co-ordinator when needed.