Gold Coast-based Resort, Club and Member Management company, Classic Holidays, is embracing the volunteering culture and giving back to those who give their time and effort to help others.

“In partnership with Volunteering Services Australia, we’re aiming to raise the profile of volunteers in our community through our new initiative, Classic Heroes,” said Classic Holidays Chief Commercial Officer, Mark Stephenson.

The program recognizes and awards not only Classic Holidays staff and members who volunteer, but also local volunteers from the wider community.

“These inspiring individuals are volunteers who selflessly put their time and effort into assisting local organizations, and are rarely thanked for all they do,” said Mr Stephenson.

This week, Classic Holidays awarded several volunteers from around the Gold Coast community with a 7-night holiday to use at any of their resorts in Australia or New Zealand, presented to each recipient by Volunteering Services Australia CEO, Richard Patterson.

Recipients were volunteers from organizations including Gold Coast Health, Story Dogs, Co.As.It, John Flynn Hospital and House with No Steps.

The Classic Heroes initiative is part of a broader, organization-wide shift towards recognizing and celebrating volunteering at Classic Holidays, which has been a strong supporter of Volunteering Gold Coast since 2011 and the newly formed Volunteering Services Australia since 2015.

Pictured above (L-R): Janine Sigley (Story Dogs, representing Evelyn Williams), Laura Zipf (House with No Steps), Mark Stephenson (CCO, Classic Holidays), Joy Maynard (John Flynn Hospital), Connie Canale (Co.As.It), Penny Angus (Classic Holidays), Yvonne Collett (Gold Coast Health), Richard Patterson (CEO, Volunteering Services Australia).

About Classic Holidays

Classic Holidays is Australasia’s largest Resort and Club Management Company, with over 65,000 member families and more than 30 properties under management across Australia and New Zealand.

Classic Holidays provides flexible and affordable membership options for families to enjoy the highest quality holidays throughout Australia, New Zealand and around the world.

Part of the award-winning Beneficium group of companies, Classic Holidays has been named Best Management Company for five consecutive years in the global timeshare industry’s prestigious Perspective Magazine Awards, as well as Best Overall Company in 2015.

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