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In 1983, a small group of dedicated volunteers gathered to discuss the support needs of people in the Perth Hills area. These were humble beginnings for what is now known as Rise – Your Community Support Network, originally called Hills Community Support Group. Today, Rise provides support to over 2000 people through a staff and volunteer workforce of over 400 people.

Without the help and support from others, we would not be able to provide the depth of services we do today. Whether it’s giving a bit of your time, or donating to a cause you’re passionate about- your support will make a difference.

We’re often asked “how can I help?’ and the answer is simple. Whether you have time or money to share, there’s always something extra that we could do to make a difference to someone that needs support.

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  • “I’m always needed, but there’s only one of me - I love coming here to meet lots of new friends” 🌻
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Robbie loves helping everyone at Rise’s Arts Hub in Warwick
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It could be anything from getting paint brushes and clay tools for others to assisting Activity Officer Simon preparing for the Wednesday outings
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Photo from Rise’s latest Celebrating People book thanks to @matthewpoon photography
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  • “I like to keep fit and help older people
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I like mixing it up and getting to know people by heart”
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Ron’s been volunteering at Rise’s Yirra Mia social centre for 15 years
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He started out assisting our gardening team and has since moved into our transport team
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He’s had some health issues over the last few years, but Ron is determined to continue his volunteering no matter what
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  • “These virtual reality goggles have us lost in space!” Roslyn and Sandra 🌌
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Rosyln and Sandra attend Rise’s Yirra Mia Social Centre in the City of Armadale
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They enjoy catching up with other friends here, sharing their troubles and having a good yarn
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They love, love, LOVE the craft days, which include regular sewing and painting sessions.
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  • A smile is the universal language of kindness 😀
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Stand out, shine, be colourful!
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