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Our wellbeing benefits, of 700 million hours volunteering!

May 21 2020

Did you know Australians spend an incredible 700 million hours volunteering every year? We know that volunteers enjoy the feeling of helping others, but there are other less well-known benefits for our overall health and happiness. A recent study showed that volunteers were 42% more likely to say they were very happy than those who […]

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Why do I love my job as Coordinator of Volunteers?

May 19 2020

Let me count the ways! Firstly it’s meeting you, you the volunteers – I love your breadth of experience and talent, hearing of your walk of life former and current– as journalists, mums, dads, daughters, bank managers, artists, CEOs, retirees, board members, looking for work, gardeners, teachers, bookkeepers, marketers and Uni students. I love to […]

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Mereta helps us transform our premises

Together we achieve more, premises transformed..

May 19 2020

Together we achieve more. Over the past 2 weeks, staff and volunteers have been working to transform the new Roads to Independence base in McKinnon. Staff worked tirelessly on the preparation and then staff and volunteers joined forces to paint the entire interior of the building. Thanks to all Community staff and volunteers – Mereta, […]

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Susie’s impressive milestone – 1,000 hours of volunteering

May 19 2020

Susie wins the prize for the most volunteer roles completed with energy and enthusiasm. As part of the City Of Glen Eira Volunteer Recognition Awards, we are celebrating Susie for giving five years, one thousand hours of dedicated volunteer service to the people at Marriott Support Services. Susie has assisted people with an intellectual disability […]

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National Volunteer Week – we say a BIG Thank you to Volunteers

May 15 2020

The theme this year is “Changing Communities. Changing Lives.” National Volunteer Week (NVW) count down is here! Next week, 18 to 24 May marks the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. Our community at Marriott is greatly enriched by staff and volunteers working alongside each other with extensive skills and […]

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Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon

Postponed – Changes to Guardianship rules.

September 04 2020

You may be concerned or confused about what powers are required to ensure their best welfare into the future. Even if you think you know, there are recent changes to the legislation affecting carers, so join us to hear from the Office of the Public Advocate (OPA). You will understand better the new changes from […]

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We are changing holiday activities.

September 22 2020

Holiday activities continue -dates in September to be announced We are changing activities in accordance with the government directives in light of corona-virus. We continue to offer a variety of fun and interesting holiday activities including country train trips to explore new places. We welcome you to participate in whatever your interests and support needs […]

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