Volunteering Stories

'The Anxiety Recovery Centre began assisting us last year with setting up a support group in Traralgon for people with anxiety disorders.  I have really enjoyed working with my co-facilitator to plan our meetings.  I have also got a lot out of the training days we have been offered.  This is something I couldn't have imagined being involved twenty years ago, and coming from a family where there is a predisposition to anxiety disorders, I think it is really important.' 
Marion T. Support Group Facilitator

'My role as a facilitator has hands-down been the most rewarding activity I have done in my life! I have learnt a lot about myself, the anxiety disorders, grown as a facilitator and been inspired by the recovery and remarkable courage shown by the participants'. 
Greg H. Support Group Facilitator

‘Group facilitating has been a rewarding experience that has allowed me to apply my existing interpersonal skills in a practical setting whilst providing me an opportunity to develop and refine these skills further.  It has given me a better understanding of the presentation of anxiety disorders and has provided me a sense of community involvement and satisfaction.’
Tamsyn V.  Support Group Facilitator

‘Working as a Volunteer Telephone Counsellor with ARCVic has brought extra meaning and fulfilment to my life while also giving something back to the community.  Callers have shared their stories and allowed me to experience life from a different perspective.  It has been a privilege to be able to connect with others while they are on their journey of recovery from anxiety.’
Teresa M.  Telephone Helpline Counselling Volunteer

‘Being a volunteer for ARCVic has complemented my work as a professional counsellor and I am always learning new things!’
Penelope P.  Support Group Facilitator & Committee Member