Meet Yolande, volunteer Patient Transport driver | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
 In Inspiring Stories, Volunteer Stories

“I really enjoy meeting the amazing people who come in for treatment and love making it easier for country people, and those who live in the outer suburbs of Sydney, to find their way to Lifehouse”

Born in Lismore and growing up in Bourke, Yolande is a country girl at heart. She volunteers a minimum of 32 hours per month to help transport patients to and from Lifehouse. Yolande enjoys meeting the amazing people who come in for treatment and loves making it easier for country people, and those who live in the outer suburbs of Sydney, to find their way to Lifehouse.  “As soon as they see the Lifehouse logo on the side of the bus, they breathe a sigh of relief, they know they are in safe hands.”

After retiring Yolande was looking for a volunteering role and a friend suggested she drive for Lifehouse, she hasn’t looked back and with a true affinity with country people, she enjoys talking to her passengers. “Some don’t want to talk but others like to tell me their life story- I feel very honoured to have the opportunity to meet so many people.”  When asked what has been the most surprising thing about volunteering at Lifehouse she responded “Just how much I enjoy it.”

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