This afternoon I joined the Maroondah Citizens Advice Bureau for their end of year volunteers luncheon. The Maroondah Citizens Advice Bureau provides emergency relief and referral services for some of the most vulnerable members of our Maroondah community.
Interviews and service provision is conducted entirely by volunteers in what is often a demanding and challenging role. Unlike many other volunteer activities, volunteers within the Maroondah Citizens Advice Bureau are required to undertake a compulsory training course to ensure that they have the required skills to speak and assist clients. This requires a significant commitment from volunteers and it is great to see a number of new volunteers join the organisation in recent months.
This year has been one of significant change for the Maroondah Citizens Advice Bureau, including the introduction of new policies to assist in the governance and operations of the organisation.
It is fantastic to see such a strong level of interest and commitment towards assisting people within our Maroondah community.