Donna | Swap Shop Volunteer
Donna volunteers in our Essential Furniture and Swap shop (Charity shop) activities and is part of our volunteer program.
“Volunteering at Eternal Benefits has had an amazing effect on my life. Suffering from a debilitating sickness, I have not able to work for a number of years. Since I’ve been volunteering at Eternal Benefits everything has changed. Before coming I struggled to leave the house, now I help manage the shop and train other volunteers who were just like me. I am still ill, but I’m getting better. I have found faith, hope and a purpose since being here and can’t wait for what’s around the corner.”
Jean | Over 60’s
Jean is one of our more senior friends. She’s a colourful characer that just loves to be around our community family.
“I heard about Eternal benefits from a friend. Since my partner died the café has become a Godsend. Eternal Benefits has become a place where I have found friends, a place to talk and community. I love to come here, it’s a place where I belong and it cheers me up!“
Michelle | Mum
Michelle has two boys who attend ‘Respect’ She has got more and more involved with our activities as the years have gone on.
“The boys love coming to Respect, as a mum I’m thankful because it allows the kids to have fun and socialize in a safe environment. The boys get to go on trips they wouldn’t normally go on, they get to learn new skills like cooking and when they’re feeling adventurous, they might even sing a song on the karaoke!”
David | Volunteer Team Member
David is a volunteer and team member at Eternal Benefits.
“My friend suggested volunteering at Eternal Benefits at a time when I had almost ‘given up on life’ having recently lost nearly everything I care about, including my job, due to issues with substances. I popped down to Respect and following a chat with Ian, I was invited to join the team. Eternal Benefits has had such a positive influence on my life and although I continue to experience the consequences of my addiction – such as losing my house, I do so with the guidance and support of everyone here – I could not have got this far without them”.