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Meet Donat Santowiak - a volunteer at Latrobe Community Health Service.

Latrobe Community Health

Latrobe Community Health Service


Meet Donat Santowiak - a volunteer at Latrobe Community Health Service.

Donat started volunteering as a driver in 2020 and has been enjoying every moment since.

"My experiences so far have been wonderful; the aspect of picking people up and having a short conversation is something I personally find really rewarding," Donat says.

"In a sense it is great to see people so appreciative of the work you are doing and giving back to the community."

Donat is one of our volunteer drivers who help people get to and from medical and specialist appointments.

He not only gets people to their appointments on time, but provides a listening ear and some comfort.

“This is a wonderfully rewarding engagement with individuals,” Donat says.

“You get a sense you’re really contributing to the broader community.”

Something as simple as taking a person to and from an appointment can mean the world to them - they might otherwise struggle to receive the medical or specialist treatment they need.

Without volunteers like Donat, we could not provide our transport service.

If you like driving, have some time to spare during your week, and want to give back to your community, we'd love to hear from you!

We need more people like Donat to help us get people to and from their appointments.

To get involved or find out more, give us a call on 1800 242 696 or email

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