Emet Coban, a dedicated volunteer at the HBNC, has contributed to the community for the past 8 years, with approximately 6 months spent specifically with HBNC. She began her journey by assisting with various multicultural events and groups, aligning with her interest in volunteering with the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme (ACVVS). Currently, she also lends her support to the baking group, adding variety to her volunteer portfolio.

The decision to engage in volunteering with HBNC was a conscious choice for Emet, driven by a desire to explore and contribute to different cultural events and activities. Her altruistic spirit and the variety offered by the baking group align with her passion for giving and helping others. Emet emphasises that each day brings something new, and the opportunity to provide assistance or support brings her immense happiness.

For Emet, volunteering is not just about the tasks at hand; it’s a source of fulfillment derived from making a positive impact on others. Her advice to those considering volunteering is simple yet powerful: “If you can, you should! There is always something or someone in need.” Emet highlights the welcoming and encouraging environment at HBNC, portraying it as a friendly and helpful place that values and supports its volunteers.

Describing her volunteer journey in one word or phrase, Emet chooses “Rewarding.” This encapsulates the sense of gratification and fulfillment she experiences through her volunteer efforts. Emet’s story reflects the diversity of opportunities available for volunteers, the joy derived from helping others, and the supportive atmosphere that makes the volunteering experience truly enriching.