Volunteer Stories

COTA SA Volunteer - Carol Hillman

carol hillmanCarol has made a significant contribution to the community and to COTA SA through volunteering over ten years of service.

Carol has given 1008 hours in volunteer service to COTA SA.

Carol has demonstrated her ongoing commitment through many roles, including; Peer Educator role with six projects, Community Connect Event team, The Plug In and Strength for Life Site Check volunteer roles.

The role with COTA began in 2006 when recruited as a Peer Educator.

Carol completed training in talks such as Sweet Dreams, Falls Prevention, Safety for Seniors, Quality Use of Medicines, Consumer Directed Care and, most recently, Maximising My Independence and the three Moving Right Along talks. Carol also does site checks for Strength for Life and attends many community events where Carol promotes the work of COTA SA.

Carol has provided ongoing commitment and dedication to volunteering over many years in the community, including;

Seniors information Service, from 2003 - 2006, organising focus groups and writing reports on the results of those conversations. Disseminated information about services and facilities available to seniors by phone and in person to community groups.

From 2004 - 2017 Carol was an ELLIS (English Language Learning and Improvement Service) tutor at the State Library of South Australia, providing advice in research, essay writing, grammar and both academic and informal English to university students and individuals on student, spouse, work, holiday visas, refugees and asylum seekers.

Carol has also volunteered at her grandchildren's school, from 2006 - 2016, helping with reading and times tables.