Rosemary Chapple – Boroondara Volunteer of the Year
For more than 8 years, Rosemary has volunteered through the Youth Referral and Independent Person Program (YRIPP), supporting and advising young offenders at police stations in the City of Boroondara and beyond. Rosemary draws on YRIPP resources and her knowledge of the legal system to ensure young people understand their rights and are connected to support services.
"Volunteering is a rewarding experience. Through YRIPP I get the opportunity to help a young person at a particularly vulnerable time in their life. The role of an Independent Person combines my interest in young people and love of teaching legal studies," Rosemary said.
Special commendation for length of community service
- Jean Sloman - 42 years with Samarinda Ashburton Aged Care Services
- Barbara French - 30 years with the Salvation Army
For more information about the Boroondara Volunteer Awards, contact the Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre on 9278 4550.
You can also visit our Volunteering opportunities page to find out ways to make a difference in our community.