Stories of the amazing volunteers who are helping with the COVID-19 response

 

Red Cross volunteers offering solace to people in hotels in coronavirus quarantine

In the coronavirus crisis, they're the voice on the other end of the phone — offering connection in times of isolation. "What we're finding is we're providing calm for them," "Someone to talk to, vent to, to get their thoughts straighter in their head or make sense of being in a contained area for quite a long period of time."

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Strumming up spirit in community

With most live music venues out of action during isolation a 70-year-old Pimpama man has taken matters into his own hands. Every Friday and Saturday night, Peter Fahey heads out with his guitar and stands at the corner of his block at the Halcyon Greens Community retirement village to belt out a few tunes.

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Singer Amy Shark joins the Care Army

Amy Shark, the six-time ARIA Award winner, who has been in isolation with her husband Shane Billings at their Gold Coast home since returning from the US last month, is the latest high profile Queenslander to join the State Government’s Care Army assisting Queensland seniors. “Right now the older generation need us more than ever,” Shark said.

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