10 Years of Camp Quality’s wesCarpade!
To celebrate National Volunteer week, Camp Quality recognises excellence in volunteering through the annual Gillard Awards.
Each state or region recognises one special volunteer, and you can read all about the 2022 winners here. From these candidates, one prestigious national winner is recognised, and this year the special honour goes to Dr Susan Yeung!
Dr Yeung has received the National Gillard award for her 11 years of service with Camp Quality. On camps she is affectionately known as ‘Doc Susan’ and she been an integral part of the Camp Quality Medical Volunteer Team for 11 years.
Without medical volunteers, Camp Quality programs would not be possible, as many children attending have medical conditions related to cancer treatment that require special care. Doc Susan has not just been a medical volunteer for over a decade, but she has also become a role model and mentor for many new medical volunteers over the years.
When asked her favourite thing about being a volunteer, Doc Susan says,
“Every time a kid has a big smile on their face, when they overcome a fear, when they show kindness and compassion towards one another – those are the moments that will stick with me forever.”
Congratulations Doc Susan!
Camp Quality volunteers come from all walks of life, and they are integral to Camp Quality’s mission to be a source of positivity and support for kids impacted by cancer. Camp Quality is proud to call almost 1,200 volunteers part of the family.
Passionate, generous, and committed, Camp Quality volunteers are there to have fun, put smiles on faces and roll up their sleeves to help kids facing cancer. Volunteers make a real difference – and you can, too!