Caption: Four photos above show (top left, clockwise): Julie walking with Maysa with a hand tether on a sunny day around the Tan with second guide, Eleanor. Julie stands to the side of a BBQ with Amanda and Jacinta; Julie within a group selfie with strength participants with a lake behind the group; Julie guides a new guide (Pam, not so new anymore!) who is blindfolded down a step.
Volunteer of the Month is back! At Achilles, we appreciate our volunteers in all shapes and sizes, so we're bringing back Volunteer of the Month to highlight some of our volunteers who go above and beyond to help Achilles achieve great things.
This month's volunteer of the month goes to Julie Clifton. Congratulations!
Why we love Julie: Julie has been running with Achilles since 2016 and was the first to suggest Janet Lady Clarke Rotunda as a new meeting spot for our rapidly growing club. Julie has always been there to assist when we need in any capacity. She's happy to run, walk, keep our furry friends company, or help train new guides. Julie also trains with some of our athletes in the middle of the week from time to time. Julie has also been instrumental in helping some of our athletes find their feet when they've needed extra mobility assistance to get from A to B, and as a result has helped some of our athletes remain in touch with Achilles. She's also always been keen to lend a hand during community fundraisers (i.e. she's a machine behind a sausage sizzle!).
Where can I say congrats to Julie? Julie can be found on most Wednesdays at strength sessions, and now and again at Sunday training.
From all of us at Achilles, thank you, Julie for everything you do!
Would you like to nominate a volunteer for volunteer of the month? Contact any of our committee, or email Melbourne@achillesaustralia.org.au Please tell us why they should be nominated and where the volunteer does most of their guiding.
Our mission is to enable people from all walks of life, including those with physical impairments, to enjoy the health giving benefits of walking and running in a supportive, social and encouraging environment.