Volunteering helps Garry grow

Garry Logan

LIFE Essentials has given Garry Logan the opportunity to feel comfortable in his own skin. 

The Eaglehawk resident, who was legally blind and confined to his home, had surgery to restore sight to one of his eyes. 

He said the community hub, operated by Bendigo Baptist Community Care, had offered him a place of familiarity and comfort. 

"There was no support for me and coming back out into the real world I suffered from anxiety and uneasiness," he said. 

"Working at (Life Essentials), I got to feel more comfortable around people and everyone is really welcoming."

Mr Logan spends more than 30 hours per week at the store and said his position title is store room supervisor.

"I manage the store room, and pick up and deliver items in the truck," he said. 

"I also help with organising furniture on the floor."

Mr Logan said he would highly recommend volunteering at Life Essentials. 

"If people are looking for a place to volunteer - come here," he said. 

"It's fun and is a place where you can grow and expand on your experience."

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