Robert is Driven by Helping Others

Posted on 30 November 2015 by Luke Meney

Robert receives his certficate from MacKillop CEO Micaela Cronin and Sr Patrice Orchard rsm

At MacKillop Family Services we recently held our Annual Public meeting. The event included our MacKillop Excellence Awards.

The Awards are presented in recognition of excellence in practice, an outstanding level of commitment and the exemplification of MacKillop’s values - justice, hope, collaboration, compassion and respect.

This year’s Catherine McAuley Award for Excellence in Volunteering & Caring was awarded to Robert George.

Robert (pictured with MacKillop CEO Micaela Cronin and Sr Patrice Orchard rsm) has been volunteering with MacKillop’s Community Programs since 2007. His cheerfulness, steadfastness and reliability have earned him the trust and respect of workers, families and staff. As a volunteer transport driver, he constantly demonstrates the qualities upon which MacKillop’s services are based, displaying selflessness, humility and compassion in accomplishing his tasks every week.

Robert’s commitment to his work ensures that families have easier access to respite, school camps, excursions and medical appointments. As the only volunteer who drives MacKillop’s bus, which is adapted for wheelchairs, he is the first port of call for workers who need to arrange this transport for families.

Robert has never sought acknowledgement or praise. His satisfaction comes simply from knowing he is helping families in need. While he does not see his role as particularly significant, Robert’s dedication and grace have earned him the respect and admiration of everyone he meets, and his nomination is an acknowledgement of the value one person can bring.

Congratulations to Robert and all the nominees!

Find out more about volunteering with MacKillop.