Sue Perks has been a volunteer scripture teacher for 29 years at Nowra East Public School(NEPS) but does not think she is someone special.
“There are lots of volunteers in Nowra,” she said.
“I do it just for the love of the Lord and I want to serve and part of that is sharing the good news with others.”
She got involved through Nowra Baptist Church.
She said many members of her church were also part of a breakfast club every morning at NEPS.
She thought volunteering was alive and well in the Shoalhaven.
“We’re a regional town where community is important and when something happens people want to support it,” she said.
She has friends who volunteer in school classrooms and for the SES.
Mrs Perks said the volunteers she knows were a mix of both working and retired people.
“Many older people in our church are volunteers and they do heaps of work, but I think it’s a mixture – that’s what I see,” she said.
Mrs Perks was also been involved in Relay For Life for 10 years and spent seven years as part of the committee.
“That’s a huge event,” she said.
“It’s a big committee and a very hard working one.
“People get behind that, Relay is big in the Shoalhaven.”