Anthony swaps office for art studio

Retirement is giving Anthony a whole new perspective on his long career in the disability sector.

Since retiring from his federal government role in 2018, Anthony has taken up volunteering at Multicap’s Monte Lupo Art Studio.

“It brings me great joy that after my years of working in disability programs for a government department, I can be a part of the end result,” he said.

Anthony has been volunteering now for four years, while he enjoys the opportunity to sculpt and decorate, it’s the people that keep him coming back.

“One of the reasons I enjoy volunteering at Monte Lupo is the people: they are really welcoming, inclusive and delightful to be around,” he said.

Anthony volunteers four hours a week, creating ceramic sculptures and hopes to use his new-found skills to teach others.

Multicap’s General Manager of Creative Arts Fiona Haynes said Anthony was a valued member of the team.

“Anthony used to come to Multicap in his role as National Manager for Australian Disability Enterprises,” Fiona said. “He always said that when he retired, he would come and volunteer in the art studio and he did. He’s lovely.”

Talent Pathways Specialist Kate Hanson said volunteers were an important part of the Multicap team.

“The common theme about why our volunteers come to Multicap is because they want to give back to the community,” she said.

“They selflessly give up their time because they want to make a difference and help vulnerable people in small ways wherever they can.”

If you are interested in volunteering at Multicap, please contact our customer service team at [email protected] or 1300 135 886. You can also read more information about volunteering on our website.


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