We recognise the immense value our volunteers bring and how their efforts contribute to our mission of providing enduring care and support to our police legatees.
Our volunteers help in a variety of ways ranging from driving buses on our trips away, to helping with graphic design, distributing CARE magazines, to making regular telephone contact with our most vulnerable police legatees. No matter how small the task, our volunteers help connect our police legacy community and make a real difference to the lives of those we care for.
One of the first things my late husband said to me when he learned of his terminal diagnosis 20 years ago was ‘you will be supported by Police Legacy’. First, police welfare was involved. Then, soon after Frank passed, I had a phone call followed by a home visit from Laurie Snowball who outlined what would happen next. As I was working, the first event for me was the Leonda Christmas in 2002. I was picked up at Rosebud Police Station where my new friendship support group started. Since then I have attended regional lunches and getaways. I have formed many special long term friendships due to the support and innovation of the wonderful Victoria Police Legacy team. Today, I'm happy to give back by being part of the 'Call Connect' team speaking to police legatees each week.
One of the strengths of Victoria Police Legacy is the regular field visits and catch ups by staff and our growing group of Volunteers. Victoria Police Legacy Volunteer, retired Senior Sergeant John Brookes OAM, enjoys regular coffee catch ups with police legatees who live in and around his area. A distinguished career with Victoria Police, an Order of Australia Medal recipient as well as cycling superstar, Brookes’y (as John is commonly known) frequently makes a round trip journey from Warragul to Paynesville and beyond for regular get-togethers with local police legatees.
Your contribution will support the lives of partners and children of members who served our community