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'Spring clean' for Juniper

Juniper's Corporate Volunteers program has enlisted recruits from service bank Bankwest to help give its gardens a welcome spring clean.
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Juniper’s Volunteer Program coordinator, Verity Quill (front), with Bankwest volunteers Ujjwal Sharma, John Williams and Jasmine Rodet at Juniper Rowethorpe in Bentley.

A strong team of staff from the company descended on Juniper Rowethorpe in Bentley recently to weed, plant and clean up around the site, much to the residents’ delight.

Juniper is a provider of community care, retirement housing, residential aged care, respite and health services. We first welcomed our residents in 1949 and have grown to more than 1,500 staff and 500 volunteers who work to enhance the lives of more than 4,000 Western Australians.

Juniper’s Corporate Volunteers program coordinator, Verity Quill, oversees a 500 strong volunteer workforce who help deliver services to thousands of older people throughout Perth and in regional WA.

“Our volunteers undertake many different activities, from office work to home visiting and companionship, driving, gardening, and therapy and activity assistance,” Ms Quill says.

“Juniper’s volunteers give an invaluable boost to the care we provide to more than 4,000 older Western Australians and without their help many of our services would not be possible.”

The Juniper Corporate Volunteers program is delivered in partnership with Volunteering WA and both organisations are always looking for enthusiastic help from people who can make a difference in the community.

Bankwest is one of many companies in Western Australia encouraging their employees to volunteer this month as part of the Corporate Volunteer Council’s Give1 initiative.

Give1 is a call to action campaign asking businesses to give one hour of employee time, one day per year, or one per cent of staff time to a cause in the community.

If you have some spare time and want to volunteer with Juniper, contact Verity Quill on (08) 9240 0313 or email verity.quill@juniper.org.au.

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