Joy has spent 35 years bringing joy to Lismore as volunteer
VOLUNTEER organisation Northern Rivers Community Gateway has paid tribute to one of its long-term volunteers, Joy Hall.
"We would like to thank Joy Hall who has been a volunteer at the Northern Rivers Community Gateway for 35 years," manager Amitha Pathirana said.
"Joy's sweet nature and commitment is heart-warming and truly remarkable."
Ms Hall started volunteering in July 1980 and has continued all these years simply because she enjoys serving her community.
"People in Lismore should never get bored because there are many groups out there you can get involved in," she said.
Her role has changed a lot over time but not as much as the technology around her.
"I started off with a typewriter, then graduated to the computer," she said.
"And I would never go back to the typewriter!"
Ms Hall has been sending in community calendar items to the Northern Star for 28 years and the Echo for three years.