Esperance volunteers invited to lunch and presentation

Esperance nurse Anne Carey was awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal from the International Red Cross for her work during the Ebola crisis. Photo: File Image.
Esperance nurse Anne Carey was awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal from the International Red Cross for her work during the Ebola crisis. Photo: File Image.

Two Esperance volunteers, who have taken their work global, will share their experiences as part of National Volunteer Week.

The week runs from May 20 to 26 in celebration and acknowledgement of Australia's volunteer.

The Esperance Volunteer Resource Centre will be holding a free lunch for local volunteers on Thursday, May 23 from noon to 2pm at the Civic Centre.

Following the lunch, nurse Anne Carey and Dr Donald Howarth will speak about their experiences volunteering internationally.

Mrs Carey ran Ebola treatment centres in Sierra Leone during the height and recovery of the epidemic.

Dr Howarth is involved in a volunteer medical education project in the independent Somalian province of Somaliland.

Due to a limited number of spaces, those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by Monday, May 13 to volunteer@esperance.wa.gov.au.

For more information call the volunteer centre on 9072 0346.