For the past 17 years, Carol Temple has been dedicated to volunteering at the Hervey Bay Citizens Centre, particularly in the library, driven by her desire to improve its management and create a social hub for seniors.

Carol finds joy in the variety of experiences each week brings as a volunteer. Volunteering has become a fulfilling part of her life, offering something new and exciting regularly.

Throughout her volunteering journey, Carol has encountered numerous individuals and situations that have left a lasting impression on her. She emphasises that volunteering has the power to change one’s perspective and continuously offers opportunities for learning and growth.

Describing her volunteer journey as “uplifting,” Carol highlights how it has provided an escape from the routine of retirement life and brought enrichment to her days through meaningful engagement with the community.