After this morning’s Eastern Volunteers board meeting I was invited to attend a brainstorming session involving staff, volunteers and the voluntary board of management. The session aimed to explore new ideas to assist Eastern Volunteers in diversifying its funding sources.

The discussion explored potential annual events, grant applications, sponsorship and potential business opportunities and the ideas generated will be formally examined by the organisation.

As a provider of transport services for the aged and people with disabilities and a referral service for volunteers across Maroodah, Whitehorse and the Yarra Ranges, Eastern Volunteers provides a critical service for our community by encouraging social inclusion.

In particular the organisation has a goal of raising $500,000 to purchase new premises to ensure the continued growth and development of the organisation and the ideas that were discussed this afternoon will assist in achieving this objective.

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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