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Media Release: Celebrate International Volunteers Day and become a volunteer

By December 12, 2007No Comments

WANTED: Enthusiastic Maroondah residents with a few spare hours a week to undertake a vital community project. Job satisfaction guaranteed!

If this sounds like you, Maroondah City Council would like to hear from you!

Councillor Alex Makin said in recognition of International Volunteers Day, Maroondah City Council is encouraging local people to discover the ‘job satisfaction’ of being a volunteer by helping others in the Maroondah community.

“International Volunteers Day was officially celebrated around the country on Wednesday 5th December, and provides a fantastic opportunity to recognise our local volunteers as well as encouraging more people to get involved in volunteering,” said Cr Makin.

“Whatever your age, gender, background or abilities, there are plenty of ways to help, and plenty of people in Maroondah who would greatly appreciate it,” said Cr Makin.

“At the moment we have a real need for people who are able to drive Council’s ten seater bus to assist people who are living in supported residential services to get out and about,” said Cr Makin.

If you are able to offer your time for this volunteer role, you would need a current valid Victorian Drivers’ licence and undertake a practice drive of the bus.

“The trips are conducted in small groups to encourage friendships for residents who have limited access to social opportunities,” said Cr Makin.

“We are also looking for someone to assist residents in learning and doing a variety of craft activities such as paper crafts, pottery, embroidery, etc at the accommodation, so if you have a crafty bent and some time to spare, we’d love to hear from you,” said Cr Makin.

“Additionally, Council’s Meals on Wheels service are always on the look out for volunteers, not just as drivers, but also as a ‘jockey’, providing assistance to the driver,” said Cr Makin.

“Volunteering is very rewarding work and very flexible! If you can spare a few hours a week, fortnight or month I would strongly encourage you to contact Council and find out more about how you can get involved,” said Cr Makin.

So why not become a volunteer and help others in your local area, meet new people and discover the joy that comes from giving something back to the community?

For further details or to register your interest please call 1300 88 22 33.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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