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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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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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Rodney (R) volunteers at Marriott Industries.

Fearful of retiring? I’ve got one word to say to you – Volunteer!

October 07 2019

Are you looking for social connection, skill development, friendships and fun? Volunteer! Many of us take for granted the opportunity to volunteer. Barriers still exist for people with disabilities to volunteer, that’s why we are thrilled to receive a community grant from the City of Glen Eira to support individuals, who are considering retiring or […]

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Recognising 40 years of volunteering, Pam Rivers.

September 03 2019

Forty-five years ago, Marriott Support Services did not exist. In the 1970s, a group of local people who were concerned about the lack of options for young people with intellectual disability about to leave school formed the Moorabbin Association for the Intellectually Disabled. A former hospital site in Anne Street McKinnon provided limited services; and […]

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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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