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A new chapter for Community Helpers

A new chapter for Community Helpers

A new chapter has begun at one of the region’s largest community volunteer organisations with Community Helpers appointing two new staff to take the group to the next level.

Ms Helen Christie and Mr Roger Kuchel are taking on a shared role in co-ordinating the Furniture Warehouse with Roger taking on retail and sales and Helen a policy and administration role.

Helen has worked in the community services sector for more than 20 years and enjoys most, being able to work with volunteers.

“Both the team at the warehouse and the Tanunda Op Shop are positive and enthusiasitic groups of people who have a genuine commitment to community,” said Helen.

“It is fulfilling to work for an organisation that honestly makes a difference in people’s lives, and I’m looking forward to working with the Board, Norma and Roger in developing Community Helpers to be able to do even more to support our local community.”

Helen said she is impressed with the support from the community and personaly likes the fact the organisation is all about recycling.

“People find quality treasures and it makes you think with a lot of our older items, what stories they could tell,” said Helen.

Roger has a depth of experience in the banking industry and has a passion for customer service and helping people.

He’s looking forward to guiding and supporting the volunteers and enhancing a strong culture.

“It’s where people feel valued within their vital roles as part of a team that shares a common focus of providing support to our community,” said Roger.

“We are transitioning from our current warehouse to a new facility that will meet our growing needs in the future and to support the vital charitable organisations we are actively engaged with.”

Roger said he sees his role as an opportunity to play “a humble part” in giving back to the community.

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.