Gold Coast-based resort, club and member management company, Classic Holidays has claimed it is embracing the volunteering culture and giving back.
“In partnership with Volunteering Services Australia, we’re aiming to raise the profile of volunteers in our community through our new initiative, Classic Heroes,” said Classic Holidays chief commercial officer, Mark Stephenson.
The program recognises and awards not only Classic Holidays staff and members who volunteer, but also local volunteers from the wider community.
“These inspiring individuals are volunteers who selflessly put their time and effort into assisting local organisations, and are rarely thanked for all they do,” said Mr Stephenson.
This week, Classic Holidays awarded several volunteers from around the Gold Coast community with a 7-night holiday to use at any of their resorts in Australia or New Zealand, presented to each recipient by Volunteering Services Australia CEO, Richard Patterson.
Recipients were volunteers from organisations including Gold Coast Health, Story Dogs, Co.As.It, John Flynn Hospital and House with No Steps.
The Classic Heroes initiative is part of a broader, organisation-wide shift towards recognising and celebrating volunteering at Classic Holidays, which has been a strong supporter of Volunteering Gold Coast since 2011 and the newly formed Volunteering Services Australia since 2015.
Pictured above (L-R): Janine Sigley (Story Dogs, representing Evelyn Williams), Laura Zipf (House with No Steps), Mark Stephenson (CCO, Classic Holidays), Joy Maynard (John Flynn Hospital), Connie Canale (Co.As.It), Penny Angus (Classic Holidays), Yvonne Collett (Gold Coast Health), Richard Patterson (CEO, Volunteering Services Australia).