Published on: May 2022
Meg Stevenson Celebrates 30 Years of Volunteering
Ms FELICITY WILSON (North Shore)
—Speaker this week is National Volunteers Week which celebrates the selfless contributions from people around the country. Today I would like to acknowledge 96‑year‑old Mosman grandmother Meg Stevenson who has volunteered for over 30 years at the Sydney Powerhouse Museum. Meg's extensive knowledge of architecture, history, and fine art has positioned her as a Tour Leader at the Ultimo hub, providing regular talks to a range of audiences, including visitors, children, peer‑volunteers and staff. Meg was a physiotherapist for 40 years before she retired and at 96 can still touch her toes. By volunteering each week, she is constantly meeting new people and learning new things. Volunteers like Meg are entrusted with taking items off-site to organisations like Probus, as promotion for the Museum, they also visit retirement villages and nursing homes with shorter presentations that encourage audience participation. I congratulate Meg on her many years of service at the Powerhouse Museum, it is an incredible achievement to reach the age of 96 and still be able to volunteer one day a week for the community. Meg is a fine example of who we celebrate each and every National Volunteers Week.