The Footmen Club is a local community service club that raises money to support those in need in the local community. The club holds bi-monthly luncheons, as well as an annual Golf Day fundraising event.
This afternoon’s speaker was the General Manager of Eastern Volunteers, who spoke about the ongoing growth of the organisation and the campaign to purchase its own premises to ensure ongoing service delivery.
Eastern Volunteers were founded in 1976, the same year as the Footmen Club and has seen ongoing growth since its inception. Today, Eastern Volunteers has almost 20 staff and over 100 volunteers who assist in service delivery and administration.
Eastern Volunteers fulfils two roles within the community, the first being transport services for the frail aged and people with disabilities and the second being volunteer recruitment and training.
One of the distinguishing features of Eastern Volunteers is its emphasis on governance and it certainly is one of the most professional organisations that I have been involved with. This emphasis on good governance assists in service delivery and performance monitoring, ensuring that clients receive the best service possible from the organisation.