VGC Board Member – Peter Mark May 16, 2022 by Nicole Smith Peter established Volunteering Gold Coast in 1998. He wanted to ensure community organisations had a service that recruited and supported volunteers and volunteer organisations. He was then instrumental in forming the transport services in 2002, after identifying the huge demand for supporting vulnerable people needing community transport. Peter has been a Board member since the organisation’s inception in 1998. In recognition of his contribution to Volunteering Gold Coast Peter was inducted as a Life Member in 2014. How long have you been a volunteer board member with Volunteering Gold Coast? 25 years What drove you to become a volunteer board member for Volunteering Gold Coast? It was part of the vision to have quality service for aged and disabled people and their carers What resonates with you the most about being a volunteer board member for Volunteering Gold Coast? The challenges, making a difference, and helping to promote change. In one word best describe what Volunteering Gold Coast means to you? Empowerment Do you volunteer anywhere else? I do a lot of unpaid mentoring, informal support and consulting work with organsations I worked for in the past, developing programs for addicts to reintegrate into the community.