Volunteers essential to local community
VOLUNTEERS have always played an important role in the delivery of services to our customers here at 39plus. Our varied range of social support and respite programs are designed to support the frail aged, people with a disability and carers across the “39” postcode and without our volunteer workforce our capacity to meet the demand for service would be greatly impacted. Since our inception in 1982, our Medical Appointment Service has remained an essential resource for our local community. With the continued growth of the region and the demand for such services, 39plus has expanded its regional scope to include access to vital healthcare to destinations as far away as the inner-city suburbs of Melbourne. Without the dedication of our volunteer drivers who gladly offer their time and compassion to assist some of our communities most vulnerable members, the services personalised approach would cease to exist. In addressing some of the health implications found to relate to social isolation, 39plus Social Support Groups serve as an important resource in combating community disengagement. “The Club” based at Eastbourne Rd in Rosebud is not only a place where our customers come together to enjoy a range of activities in the company of others but is home to some of our longest serving volunteers, some of whom have recently celebrated 20 years of continuous service to the organisation. As many non-profit organisations would appreciate, the impact volunteers have on the lives of our customers and the organisation
as a whole, is immeasurable. The time and commitment given by volunteers is priceless and without these amazing people many services like ours we would be at a disadvantage.
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greatly appreciates all that you do! If you are interested in volunteering, have time and compassion for others then please contact 39plus (03) 9017 3284 we’d love to welcome you to the family.
Thank you to our volunteers ‘I wanted to give something back to the community… ...this is the most rewarding and satisfying job I could ever ask for’
Photo: Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill with Meals on Wheels volunteer Cathy - our longest serving volunteer with 40 years of service under her belt!
Volunteering can be rewarding and fun. It benefits everyone in the community. Search for a volunteering role at:
volmornpen.com.au 1300 850 600
We would like to say a huge thank you to all our Op Shop, Medical Appointment Service, Coastal Cottage and Social Group volunteers who dedicate their time each week to bring a smile to the faces of those we support. 39plus
21 May 2019
MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire will join in National Volunteer Week celebrations from 20 – 26 May, to say thank you to the many thousands of volunteers on the Peninsula. The Shire engages volunteers to deliver community services, including 160 volunteers through its Meals on Wheels program who deliver around 75,000 meals a year to people requiring additional support and the provision of a nutritious daily meal. Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill expressed his gratitude for the many dedicated volunteers working across the community both independently and in partnership with the Shire to help deliver essential services. “I’d like to take this opportunity to recognise and thank the incredible 25,000 people who volunteer to help our Peninsula community. “I’m extremely proud to represent a Shire with so many dedicated and generous people. “This year’s National Volunteer Week theme is ‘making a world of difference’ and I am certain our volunteers achieve this every day through the services and support that they provide.
“Our volunteers perform so many vital roles including: welfare, emergency, education and cultural services; delivering community programs; contributing as committee of management members for our community houses and managing environmental, sporting, and recreational facilities. “I encourage anyone interested in volunteering your time to contact our team at Volunteering Mornington Peninsula and get started”, concluded Cr Gill. To support both volunteers and organisations, the Shire maintains Volunteering Mornington Peninsula – a hub for community organisations to list their current volunteering vacancies and for volunteers to search a database of volunteering opportunities for one that meets their skills, experience and interests. To list a volunteer position or to find a volunteering opportunity near you, visit: volmornpen.com.au or phone 1300 850 600.
Mornington News 21 May 2019