Annual THANK YOU Morning Tea for Volunteers

On Thursday the 18th of July, volunteers gathered together to help EdConnect Australia celebrate the important work they do for students across WA metro schools with their Annual Volunteer Morning Tea. The event took place at The Rise in Maylands with a beautiful morning tea spread for nearly 100 attendees.

The focus for the Morning Tea was to thank the volunteers for their service to local students. Three EdConnect volunteers presented stories from their volunteering experience and quite quickly, it was easy to see the impact just one person has made on a student in need. At the tables, more stories were shared and a good time was had by all who attended.

CEO of EdConnect, Gerri Clay says, “Each time a volunteer talked about the students they are supporting, I heard for myself the impact the service has been making. So many awesome stories were shared at the morning tea – thank you to all the volunteers.”

Susanne Wakeman, a volunteer at Como Secondary College sent a lovely message about how wonderful it was to meet other volunteers outside her area. She also added that the donations were a great addition to the event.  “The morning was made better when I was lucky enough to win the first prize –  a night at Quality Resort on Sorrento Beach,” says Wakeman. Supporters for the event included Quality Resort at Sorrento Beach, The Good Guys, Bunnings, Rubra Coffee, Wild Lotus Bloom, Sero Cafe and Gather & Graze Perth.

Liaison Officers for EdConnect Julie Mullett, Sarah White and Karen Vincent honoured their volunteers with small gifts of appreciation and plenty of kind words. “It was a successful morning and we were so happy that we could give a little in return to our volunteers who provide so much to our students,” says Sarah White.

EdConnect values the work volunteers contribute to helping students thrive. Currently, EdConnect has over 1,000 volunteers and growing. We aim to service more schools each year and with the help of our volunteers , we can service more students who need support.