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Return of Level 3 Restrictions, CEO update.

July 08 2020

With the return to Level 3 restrictions coming into place for the next 6 weeks, I want to reassure everyone that it is business as usual here at Marriott and we are continuing to operate under our strict COVID protocols. As our organisation operates in the disability environment, we provide care and support for people […]

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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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Celebrating 10 years of volunteering with us – Pam

May 18 2020

“Wow Wee – Pam is celebrating 10 years of volunteer service with Marriott.” This year we were delighted to nominate Pam to receive a volunteer recognition award at the City of Glen Eira for National Volunteer Week. She volunteers with a smile and a sense of fun. Pam has been involved with Marriott Support Services […]

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CoVid-19 update – on the eve of a very different Easter

April 09 2020

It has been a dramatic and complex few weeks for our organisation, particularly relating to the impact of COVID 19, which has been very stressful and continues to be a major focus. We are experiencing diminishing revenue and endeavouring to stretch every dollar, which is challenging as it is a constantly changing operating environment. Community […]

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Volunteer – Build a Bridge

February 04 2020

We extend a hearty and warm welcome back to all our volunteers. We are looking forward to a fun and exciting year together. The support that volunteers provide allows us to achieve more. There is no such thing as “just a volunteer” at Marriott. Our volunteers are highly valued and we acknowledge each volunteer as […]

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Celebrating volunteers, social inclusion

Contributing to social inclusion, International Volunteer Week.

November 26 2019

Marriott named their Volunteer Award after long-serving Volunteer, Pam Rivers. We are thankful to all our Volunteers. This year there are two winners of the Pam Rivers Volunteer Award. Carolyn started volunteering with  Marriott’s Roads to Independence, after her daughter, who was a corporate volunteer at Marriott Industries, recommended Marriott to her. More than two […]

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Karen, with Rebecca (R)

Supporting learning for Disability Support students.

November 11 2019

Karen completes her student placement today and I caught up with her. While studying a Holmesglen TAFE, a staff member at Bayside Developmental Special School recommended Karen to contact Marriott Support Services for student placement. Here are her reflections. From the time I arrived at Marriott, and even before that, the communication was clear and […]

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McKinnon and Cheltenham

Wills and Trusts information session

August 18 2020

Are you uncertain how to ensure the person you care for is provided for in the future? Jennifer Jackson is a lawyer who specialises in estate planning for people with disability. Get answers to your questions or get started planning for the future. Join Jennifer Tuesday 18th of August, 6pm-7.30 pm at Wheatley Road, McKinnon […]

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Kingston Town Hall, Banquet Room

Save the Date – Annual General Meeting

November 16 2020

Monday 18th November, 6pm Kingston Town Hall Save the date for our Annual Meeting. More details to follow  

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