As part of National Volunteer Week, New Horizons Bathurst has taken the opportunity to thank volunteers involved in their social support program.
The social support program incorporates the services of around 30 volunteers to assist in one-on-one and group-based wellbeing activities with frail aged and young disabled people living in isolation.
Liz Allenby, who has volunteered at New Horizons for 10 years, said volunteers get as much out of the program as clients.
"The main joy I draw from this role is seeing our clients achieve things that they couldn't before," Ms Allenby said.
"A lot of our clients have suffered from an acquired brain injury or a stroke, so our goal is to help them communicate freely and maintain a positive social life."
The social support program helps isolated clients maintain their independence, while providing them with ample social outlets, including luncheons and group activities.
Fellow volunteer Helen Horne, who has spent four years with New Horizons, said volunteering provides a strong sense of satisfaction.
"Our clients deserve the same quality of life as us, and it's an absolute pleasure to help them achieve that," Ms Horne said.
"We want to advocate the importance of this program for elderly and disabled people who may feel isolated due to their condition."
New Horizons aged care team leader Denise Simpson said the program wouldn't be possible without volunteer assistance.
"The diversity of our social support program is bolstered by our strong volunteer base," Ms Simpson said.