Maria Rosa Bonacci Rocca won the 2010 Minister for Health Volunteer Award in the category for Outstanding Individual Achievement – Primary Health Services. The Victorian Minister for Health, Hon Daniel Andrews MP, presented Maria with her award at Parliament House. Maria is passionate, caring and extremely dedicated to supporting and engaging vulnerable members of our community. She commenced with MCHS in 2004 as a participant in a therapeutic grief and loss group. When the group ceased, she enhanced her group work knowledge and skills enabling her to continue to provide support. The group has since evolved into the Italian Ladies Friendship Group. Maria thoroughly enjoys contributing to the develovpment of inclusive communities and it shows, well done Maria!
The Honouring Women in Moreland Awards recognise the important contributions of women in Moreland in the areas of social justice and the well being of our community. These Awards are open to all women who live or work in Moreland in recognition of their leadership in areas of politics, business, advocacy and community. We congratulated our Volunteer Angela Vidic for winning the 2010 Award in the Youth Category. Angela has been an exceptional young volunteer with MCHS and other organisations, coordinating walking programs, diabetes awareness raising and programs that promote better social inclusion and well being.
What did volunteers have to say when asked, “What it is about volunteering with MCHS that is most enjoyable?”
“Being able to help out a family and also being able to bring a smile to a child’s face... I enjoy being with the kids and it also makes me appreciate my own family even more” Bryalee (Interchange North West – Recreation Volunteer)
“I like helping people and enjoy the friendships” Maria (Italian Pensioner’s Group)
“ I enjoyed learning new things, meeting new people and helping make a difference in people’s lives. I enjoyed interacting and doing things in a productive and healthy garden.” Christian (Stewart Lodge Wellbeing Project – Garden)
“Meeting new people who join the group and going for the walks is enjoyable; I am committed to it.” Lin (Walking Group Leader)
MCHS prides itself on its core values and our commitment to innovative and forward thinking. If you have specific skills that you believe you can offer in a different way to what is currently available at MCHS, we are open to discussing new ideas which may be beneficial to the community.If you are interested in volunteering, please download and complete an application form and submit. Once your application has been processed, a Coordinator of Volunteers will contact you for an interview.
All volunteers must undergo a mandatory Police Records Check. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to clarify some details regarding the process including the identification you will require in order for the police check to be processed effectively. Anyone who would like to work with children must also undergo mandatory Working with Children Check. If you require further information, please phone (03) 9388 9933 and ask for the Coordinator of Volunteers.
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Support for the frail and aged in the local community.
Support to help people with disabilities live independently.