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30 March 2012

Anne Livnat
- JCCV Database Volunteer

As I approach 60, I asked myself what was, and still is, important and if there was anything  I had missed? The first 2 answers were my family. But for me this includes my ‘extended family’ - my neighbours  and the people I connect with everyday be it at the shops or at my activities. What I’ve missed are the people I haven’t yet met in my community. Being a single working mother for 30 years hadn’t left much spare time or opportunity for socialising.

The JCCV advertisement for a database support volunteer was opportune as I have a background in computers. I felt I could update the database in the times available to me.

What do you gain from Volunteering?

Satisfaction – doing something of value.  I’d also like to be involved in the many functions of the JCCV as they connect me further to my community.  

Volunteering adds to my day.   The  JCCV is a hub of activity.  There are people coming and going all day and the staff members are fully committed to assisting and augmenting Jewish community life.

What else do you enjoy doing?

I enjoy spending time with my 2 girls and 5 grandchildren.  I like to read mysteries, cook, spend time in the garden and walk my new family member – Ralphy, the Greyhound.  I’m also a member of the Caulfield Garden Club.

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