For many, volunteering one day a week may seem like a big effort, but not for Paul Holdsworth.
Mr Holdsworth has spent close to six decades of his life offering his time and commitment to a number of charitable causes in the Riverina and this week, closed the door on one chapter of his life that spanned 22 years.
"I came to Junee in 1981 and have been here ever since," he said.
"I was on the council for a while but had a back injury and became pretty unemployable, but one of the others there said to me, 'What if you drive the community bus?' and so I did."
What started out as a 23 volunteer operated service ended with Mr Holdsworth as one of just seven to drive community members unable to get themselves around to things like medical appointments all around the region.
"It's the people that made it worthwhile, I always loved the oldies, you can always have a joke with them and I got them going all the time to keep them talking," he said.
"I absolutely loved it, but unfortunately the system just isn't the same now."
Mr Holdsworth was often the first shoulder to cry on or ear to listen during tough times for many community members.
"I've been in the ambulance service so I know how the health system works and some of the people I had to drive around would get tough diagnoses, you could see they were upset so I could help them take what they've been told in medical jargon and translate it to simpler terms and make them feel a bit more at ease," he said.
"I never told them what to do or anything, we just had a chat, I'd let them get it off there chest and it calmed the whole situation down.
"People just want quality of life, and I did my bit to help with that."
Driving anywhere between 300 and 500 kilometres in a day, Mr Holdsworth said he "got around to a few places".
"I'd go as far out as Albury, Canberra and even Sydney sometimes," he said.
"One day I started at four in the morning to put a lady on angel flight and finished at half past 10 that night.
"My biggest day ended up being about 900km."
But driving the community bus was only a snippet of Mr Holdsworth's volunteering efforts.
"I started with the SES over 50 years ago, I was only 17 or 18," he said.
"Then I was with the Volunteer Rescue Association in Tumut, that's my home town."
While still continuing with the VRA, a branch of which he also started in Walgett, he went on to join the ambulance service for the region which is what lead him to Junee.
"I really loved ambulance driving, I remember arriving in Junee on the October long weekend in 1981," he said.
Once in Junee, Mr Holdsworth not only started a Little Athletics club, but also played a part in setting up the Rural Fire Service branch.
"The big fires around in 1988 were horrible and we called a meeting together to start a RFS headquarters brigade," he said.
"I'm actually still with the RFS now, although I can't do all the same things I used to."
Mr Holdsworth eased his volunteer load slightly around 1984 when he retired from the VRA, and although he has just retired from the bus service too, he's picked up a new role as president of Junee's CanAssist branch.
When one door closes, another opens according to Mr Holdsworth.
"I've had some really good times and some really sad times. You do get attached to people. I've lost three of my good mates," he said.
"I will miss it. But that's the way the cookie crumbles and I still go and see the oldies in town and say g'day," he said.