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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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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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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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Helpful tips when visiting the Doctor

February 05 2020

We all want to be healthy; to live life to the fullest. Taking care of our health includes every day habits like eating well, exercise, sleep and social connection. Sometimes we need to see a doctor to get our health back on track as quickly as possible. Here are some tips to get the most […]

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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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Roads to Independence – a day in the city..

February 04 2020

Last Tuesday we went into the city. We went a different way because the Frankston train line was closed, so we went to Middle Brighton station on the bus then caught the Sandringham train into Flinders Street. Once there, we walked to Hosier Lane to look at the street art. There were massive paintings of […]

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Reflections on Charlie and the Chocolate factory.

October 07 2019

A group from Roads to Independence, at Marriott Support Services, went to the show and here is our opinion. We all loved the experience and the storyline. We are all so thankful we were able to see it with each other. We liked how Charlie’s grandad was encouraging Charlie by telling him to believe in […]

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Fun in the Park

September 26 2019

On Tuesday we got the bus and the train to Caulfield where we then waited for a tram to Caulfield Park. At the park, we found the perfect spot for our picnic, we laid out our picnic blankets and put music on the speaker. Isabelle and Jess played throw and catch while Andrew and Michael […]

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