HOPE – volunteering
23 May 2011
Helping others less fortunate than ourselves is one way to feel great about yourself and, at Bankwest, we take pride in being able to help support Perth’s homeless community. Organised through our partnership with United Way, the homeless are provided with a hearty meal and a comfy place to enjoy their food.
Colleagues who take part in the volunteering are responsible for preparing, cooking and serving the meals…as well as cleaning up afterwards.
The recent HOPE volunteering day involved 12 staff members from Metro North who all had a special experience. The Bankwest team helped prepare and serve the meals for about 200 people. All volunteers claim the day made them realise how lucky they are to have loved ones, homes to go to and also jobs that they enjoy.
The volunteering day happens once a month and makes Bankwest colleagues feel great about working for a company that actively helps disadvantaged Perth people.