Volunteer Week Stories 20 years service - John Chinnery, Charlie Simoner & Raj Rajagopalan

John and Charlie are part of Community Connections, Library Book Repairs Volunteer Program. Raj is in the Justice of the Peace Volunteer Program.

John is the Library’s expert repairer of damaged books, maintaining them in good shape for patrons to enjoy for many years. He is a keen golfer and also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. John is great fun to work with, and his dry sense of humour keeps library staff and volunteers smiling.

Charlie is part of the Library Repairs team and performs a variety of tasks, including repairs to books, unpacking deliveries of new books, DVDs and audio books and helping with other tasks. Charlie is a quiet achiever and doesn’t give too much away about himself, but has a caring nature and has formed some close bonds over the years with other volunteers. He is a cat lover, which makes him an instant favourite with many library staff members.

Raj is a very sociable, outgoing person with a big smile. Raj turns 90 in November and has given his time to our Justice of the Peace services at the Council for over 20 years and always attended the training sessions to learn and update his knowledge of the documentation that he was presented with in his role as a JP. Raj still attends the gym regularly and that’s how he looks and stays so young.


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