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Welcome to National Volunteer Week.
This year’s theme of Changing Lives, Changing Communities is more relevant to our community than it has ever been before.
Every day volunteers who work for Connect Health & Community bring a helping hand and human kindness to the local community and change lives and change communities forever. This year, because of COVID-19 we are encouraged to 'put your hand up and thank the volunteers around Australia' by waving a special smile of appreciation from your home or work.
Our volunteers make it possible for people in our community to get to the vital medical appointments they need to attend, help people in our community stay active and healthy, and help people stay socially connected to each other - in what can be an isolating society - providing support, encouragement and kindness.
Our volunteers make it possible for Connect Health & Community to provide the Health and Community Services that the community wants.
During COVID-19 volunteers have continued driving people in our community to medical appointments, work to support our Communications team, auxiliary volunteers have continued to knit for fund raising activities and of course, many volunteers are staying home - protecting themselves and others.
Finally, congratulations to all volunteers who will reach a milestone year of volunteering with Connect Health & Community this year. The team is working hard to deliver to you your Year Badge and Year Certificate to all those amazing helpers soon.
We are living in an extraordinary time, which calls for extraordinary people. Our volunteers are extraordinary people. I am proud to showcase the talents and stories of our volunteers who every day Change Lives and Change Communities. Each day during National Volunteer Week we will be sharing a different stories from volunteers. I thank them for sharing their amazing stories with us all.
Manager Volunteer and Community Connections
The Department of Health and Human (DHHS) will provide in-home testing for vulnerable Victorians in metropolitan Melbourne to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).Read More
A walk up COVID-19 screening clinic operated by Sandringham Ambulatory Care Centre will provide those from the local community, who have symptoms, the opportunity to get tested.Read More
In this week's virtual adventure, we bypass the airport queues and cramped seating and head to Berlin, Germany, from the luxury of our homes.Read More
Speech pathologists provide assessment and management of communication, swallowing and feeding difficulties.
We have been offering safe and quality door-to-door transport options to our community since 1975.
We provide Occupational Therapy to help children, adults and those experiencing mental health issues, to achieve their full potential.