Bea Plush is a volunteer with ACH Group’s Sing for Joy choir at Wynn Vale as well as a member of the group. She was instrumental in organising a series of intergenerational performances with the Wynn Vale and Ridgehaven Primary School choirs. She helped secure a grant from the City of Tea Tree Gully, helped book the venue, organized rehearsals and ticketing. As part of her volunteer role, she helps transport choir members to and from rehearsals and concerts.
“I heard a radio interview a few years ago and they were talking about this ‘Sing for Joy’ choir and I thought ‘that sounds like me’, so I decided to give it a go,” Bea says. “My teaching career was coming to a close, and singing in a choir was on my list of things I wanted to do. And I loved it from the first moment.”
Bea also volunteers as an English teacher, travelling to China to teach English to English teachers.
“I’ve always believed in making the most of every opportunity and I find volunteering challenging, interesting and rewarding.”