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Yanee commenced volunteering for Melville Cares for the second time in March 2013. She has been visiting residents in local nursing homes and visiting a client in her own home who later transitioned to a nursing home. Yanee was also here as a volunteer in 1992 for a couple of years as a driver and…(Read More)

Gerda was a driver of our van and cars, a member of the volunteer support committee and has also been a visitor to residents in local nursing homes. Gerda completed almost 9,000 trips, and close to 3,500 hours driving during her 14.5 years of service which is equal to a total dollar…(Read More)

A very poochy Christmas

Santa’s Furry Elves

Every year around Christmas time,  Melville Cares’  Volunteer Coordinator, Avril, transform’s her two pooches Sonny and Amber into Elves or Santas to rein in the festive period and spread a smile .This year,  the dogs were dressed up as Christmas elves, sporting adorable red and green jingly collars. Avril visited several nursing homes around…(Read More)

Grand Collective Initiative 2017

Grand Collective 2017

On Saturday the 16th of December we wrapped up our last Grand Collective get together for the year. The Christmas spirit was embraced by everyone involved whilst they enjoyed activities ranging from dominoes to golf and shared their Christmas hampers. We’d like to thank everyone who has been involved with the Grand Collective initiative…(Read More)

Christmas Post

Melville Cares wishes all our Clients, Staff and Volunteers and their families a very Happy Christmas and Joyous New Year. The Office will be open Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th with minimal staff for your enquiries. The Friendship Club and Pathways to Abilities programs will be closed from 22nd December 2017 and reopen on Tuesday…(Read More)

Board member, Bob Johnson

Long term Palmyra resident Robert (Bob) Johnston began volunteer driving with Melville Cares on the 5th May 1990. Bob always drove his own car as a volunteer ‘Home Driver’. He worked for the Port Authority for thirty years and after taking early retirement he was keen to remain busy and connected to his community. Bob…(Read More)

Melville Cares invited a table of volunteers to attend a Garden Party at the Supreme Court Gardens in the presence of Her Excellency, the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC. The day was hosted by Volunteering WA to celebrate International Volunteer Day on the 5th December. Delicious picnic food and drinks were served and relished throughout the…(Read More)

Christa Kaltenbrunn-Long

An Evening in the Park

Sunday the 3rd December 2017 was the City of Cockburn’s Inspirational Volunteer Awards afternoon. The event was hosted at the Shell in Manning Park, a grassy hilled area sheltered by beautiful native bush and trees and spectacularly large Dragon Flies. The evening included entertainment, music and the awards presentation. Melville Cares nominated two volunteers…(Read More)

Crystal meets the David Endersby, Chairman and June Barton, Director and Patron

We have great pleasure in announcing that Crystal Bartsch has been successful in securing a position with the Melville Cares Board as a Board Trainee for 2017-18. Crystal has a very diverse professional background in both engineering and finance. We believe that this, alongside her very investigative mind, will bring some interesting skills to…(Read More)

Access to assistance for everyday tasks National Volunteer Week was held between 8th – 14th May 2017. Melville Cares had its official celebration on Tuesday 8th May with a very enjoyable afternoon high tea held at the Southern Districts Senior Centre. Our volunteers are a critical part of the service that we provide at Melville Cares…(Read More)

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