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Volunteering to employment and halfway around the world – disability services.

August 15 2019

Amy, who hails from Limerick, Ireland joined Marriott three years ago as a Senior Disability Educator at the Community Hub. Stephanie and Rosy, two former Marriott Ambassadors, interviewed Amy. Of Ireland, Amy says, ‘it’s very green and homely in that you always know people or someone always knows you, wherever you go’. How did you […]

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Australia Post supports local disability service, Marriott Support Services

August 07 2019

It started with a phone call from David, the Facility Manager at Australia Post warehouse in Oakleigh, where he explained that his team of 300 staff wanted to support a local charity. We were delighted to be included. A raffle with attractive prizes including a voucher from Crown, two nights accommodation and flights to Brisbane, […]

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Give and Receive – NAB Corporate Volunteer tells us about their day at Marriott Industries

July 24 2019

The day started with induction and I was amazed at the substantial amount of work done at Industries. So much work and everyone is so friendly and focused at work. The morning tea and lunch were lovely times to meet the entire team and say hello, smile and know what they are working on for […]

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What is one of the most popular NDIS supports?

July 21 2019

Not surprising, since the early days of the NDIS people consistently say that participating in the community is a high priority. People with disability often experience barriers to connect in their community and find their social connections are predominantly with family. Here are 3 benefits of participating in our community. It can lead to improved […]

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Building skills for life, at Westfield Southland.

July 21 2019

Roads To Independence (RTI) received a “ local hero” grant from Westfield Shopping Centre Southland and started a gardening project, planting succulents in quirky pots. The group built life skills needed for independence such as; shopping, money handling and teamwork. While working with the plants they gained a greater knowledge of horticulture, the great diversity […]

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Work experience students try the disability sector.

June 21 2019

Year 10 students across Victoria are currently doing work experience. Work experience improves understanding of employer expectations, increases personal motivations and determination within the individual and gives insight for future work options. Three students, Ben, Shannen and Matilda, have been at Marriott for work experience. Ben is working at Marriott Industries packaging, labelling, event bag […]

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Seaford community re-vitalised and Marriott undertakes mass planting.

June 07 2019

Marriott Enviro Management Services (EMS) crews have planted thousands of indigenous plants as part of the Seaford Level Crossing Removal project. Community revitalisation is an integral part of the project giving local communities, among other things, improved green space to encourage exercise and use of the outdoors. Recently, students from Seaford Primary School joined EMS […]

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2019 National Volunteer Week wrap-up

May 26 2019

It’s a National Volunteer Week wrap and didn’t we finish with a bang. Thanks to Mr Burch for hosting our celebratory cuppa and cake and for the Marriott Musos for taking their performance to the street (literally). A whole lot of fun and a great way to end National Volunteer Week. Thank you to all […]

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Proud as Punch, National Volunteer Week (21- 26 May) – Making a world of difference

May 15 2019

We value and recognise the contribution of all our volunteers at Marriott. We are proud as punch to announce that two of our longest serving volunteers will be recognised at the City of Glen Eira Community Awards night– Paul Humphreys for 10,000 hours of service and Helen Baddeley for 10 years of service. Since retiring […]

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Loneliness

Christmas can be a time of loneliness. It is everyone’s concern

December 07 2018

  Loneliness is growing in Australia with 25% of adults experiencing loneliness on a regular basis according to the 2018 Australian Loneliness Report. Christmas can be a time where loneliness is felt more intensely for some.  In the midst of the busyness of the season  it’s a good time to be more aware of loneliness […]

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Westfield Southland

Promotion at Westfield Southland

August 21 2019

The gardening group from Roads to Independence (RTI) are promoting Marriott at Westfield Southland, in front of the Commonwealth Bank. Come and say Hello, hear about Marriott and make a donation to receive a lovingly made succulent mini garden. When – Wednesday 21st August, 10am-5pm Contact – Lucy for more details [email protected]  

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Out and about

Holiday activities coming up

September 30 2019

The holiday activities are on again. From Monday 30th September to Friday 4th October Details to follow. Book in your interest now with Julia on 03 9557 6909 or [email protected]

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Our Community, 2018 AGM

Marriott Community Hub, 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon

Our Annual Meeting

November 18 2019

Join us to hear about the year at Marriott. Put the date in your diary with more details to follow.

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