Over 4 years ago, local resident Vincenza saw an advertisement in the Leader asking for Volunteers. With no association to Carinya or the people there, fast forward 4 years and Vincenza is now an integral part of the team. Vincenza help is critical to the instructors in the art program. “Wow, Vincenza does so much in the art room. She supports the guys with anything they want to do. Whether that be framing the artworks, tacking together fabric paintings, cleaning anything. I really appreciate her help and support” says Ann the Friday Art Instructor.
Vincenza says “I don’t know why I decided to volunteer. I think I just wanted to know what it felt like, so I tried it. I now can’t imagine what I would do if I didn’t volunteer at Carinya. I love all the people so much; it is what keeps me going.” Vincenza says her highlight for the year was when all the artworks made it to the Whittlesea Show. “I can learn so much from all the participants, even though I have no background in art, even if I just sit with them I know I can make a difference.”