REFAP job seekers keen to help the community

REFAP is committed to supporting the local community of Karratha and is looking for more opportunities to provide practical assistance.

Karly Case, Activity Supervisor at REFAP, said job seekers from various REFAP groups are available to help not-for-profit organisations in need.

“Job seekers from our Admin, Manual Arts and Community Pride groups recently volunteered at the SAFE animal shelter headquarters in Karratha,” Karly said.

“We were able to assist in a number of areas, including cleaning animal transport cages, yard clean-up and organising the storage shed.

“The experience was a win-win for everyone – it enabled our job seekers to get out and about in the community, network and build relationships.

“It was also pleasing to receive positive feedback from the volunteer staff at SAFE.”

SAFE (Saving Animals from Euthanasia) was founded in the Pilbara in 2003, and is Western Australia’s largest animal rescue and rehoming organisation using the foster care model. In addition to the Karratha branch where SAFE HQ is based, there are 10 branches located throughout WA, which rely largely on the assistance of volunteers.

SAFE founder and CEO, Sue Hedley, was impressed by what the REFAP participants managed to achieve in just a couple of days.

“They did a fantastic job indoors and an immaculate job in the garden. Several people have commented on how good it looks," Sue said.

“Our doors are always open to REFAP and we hope to build on our relationship in the future. There is always plenty of work to get done.”

REFAP is also keen to continue to support the local community, aiming to provide assistance to a variety of not-for-profit organisations on a monthly basis.