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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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A farewell and shout out of thanks to Dave Fraser

April 23 2020

Dave joined Marriott Support Services 12 years ago, with loads of experience in the horticulture industry and specialist skills in turf management, particularly golf courses and sporting grounds, and is now moving into a commercial role. Dave says, ‘12 years – where did that go? When I started I was a young, handsome man, what […]

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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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Take Note – NDIA Response to COVID-19

March 26 2020

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has implemented changes to support participants during COVID-19. 1. Participants can now access Support Coordination Services from their Core Supports. This means that if you do not have support coordination in your plan, you can now access these services. Support Coordination helps you to implement your plan and coordinate […]

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Rodney (R) volunteers at Marriott Industries.

Update on Corona Virus (COVID-19) State Government Stage 1:

March 23 2020

As you may be aware the Premier of Victoria has announced Stage 1 shut down of non-essential activity aimed at slowing down the virus to save lives. This includes pubs, clubs, nightclubs, Crown Casino, and licensed venues in hotels and pubs. It also includes gyms, indoor sporting venues, places of worship, cinemas and entertainment venues. […]

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COVID – 19 Update – 20 March 2020 – It’s business as usual at Marriott

March 20 2020

Marriott places the health and safety of its clients, staff, volunteers, service providers and communities as its first priority. We believe that the services we provide are socially and economically important to the communities we serve. Subject to government directives and our operating and financial sustainability, Marriott will continue to provide its range of support […]

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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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