Kim Brundle-Lawrence has touched many lives during her long-spanning volunteering career.
She has volunteered with Red Cross Tasmania for 50 years, has been with the Carrick Fire Brigade since 1990, and is president of Launceston's Lifelink Samaritans.
But, that's not even close to all of the volunteer work Ms Brundle-Lawrence participates in.
"I'm just passionate about what I do, so if you're passionate about something you'll make the time," she said.
Miss Brundle-Lawrence said she started volunteering for Red Cross when she was nine-years-old.
She couldn't remember how many times she had flown to Queensland to help during cyclones and floods.
"I also went to the Victorian bushfires," she said.
"I was the first Tasmanian to go for the specific purpose of looking after our own volunteers.
"Some of the [volunteers] doing catering over there, they wouldn't know if their own home was burning down, but they wanted to help."
Her husband joined the Carrick Fire Brigade in 1989, and shortly after there were more openings.
"I said, 'why can't women join?' So four of us did, and two of us are still with the brigade," she said.
"Within the brigade, I'm secretary of the group and a permit officer. But these days if there's a big fire happening and they've got aircraft up I'll go out to Youngtown and help in the air operations. I love that."
Ms Brundle-Lawrence is also involved with the City of Launceston RSL Band, Launceston City Band, Veteran Car Club, Carrick Neighbourhood Watch, and Motorcycle Riders Association.
"People say, 'what do you do to relax?'," she said. "All of the above."
She said it was certainly an honour to receive a medal of the Order of Australia.
"It's been a bit of a whirlwind," she said.
"I think it's also an honour for the other people that contribute with volunteer work. What it's about is recognising volunteers and the work they do."