They have the biggest hearts and the most selfless, caring and dedicated natures, with a deep passion and determination to helping those who are less fortunate and to make a difference within their local communities.
They work hard, extremely hard.
Often, their work can extend for several hours, and there is no standard 9am to 5pm start time and clock off.
Some of them cook and clean, some offer emotional support and reassurance, others care for the elderly and the young, some care for those with disabilities and let them know that help is always close by.
Some of them take in unwanted animals and give them a second chance while others care for and rehabilitate sick and injured wildlife.
They do it all for the grand total of not one cent.
Their reward is seeing the heartfelt appreciation, the emotion and gratitude in the smiles on the faces of the people they help.
They love the sense of relief and joy they experience when they see a previously unwanted or abandoned animal go to its forever home, and a wild animal embrace the freedom of being set free.
You can’t put a price on that.
They are the countless men and women who volunteer their time, energy and resources and we are honoured to share their stories with you in our upcoming edition of Scene magazine, due to be released at the end of the month.
Make sure you grab a copy as soon as they hit the shelves, because they won’t be available for long.