Category: Volunteering

Volunteers help deliver happiness and fun at Gateways

Nerves were quickly replaced by elation after Harry Moulding’s first time volunteering with Gateways Support Services. The 26-year-old counselling student decided to volunteer his skills with Gateways because of his belief in equity for people...
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Shining a light on opportunities offered through volunteering

From donating her time as a volunteer to leading Gateways’ many volunteer programs, Jenny Schmidt has gained experience on both sides of the fence during her 15 years with the organisation. During that time, Jenny...
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20 years on, volunteers Maria and Andre keep giving

It was the search for a volunteering role that could involve their children that led Taylors Lakes residents Maria and Andre to become Interchange Hosts. Two decades on, the couple consider they have grown their family...
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Seasoned Gateways Interchange Host Program Volunteer urges others to get involved

Seeking support for her own family led Nicky to open her heart and home to other families in need. That was eight years ago and now the Sunshine woman is urging others to consider volunteering...
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Volunteers looking for flexibility and fulfilment, stop right here

It’s Volunteers Week! And what better time to check in with two of our western Melbourne volunteer crew to say thank you and to find out what inspired them to give their time to Gateways Support...
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A buddy for life as volunteer celebrates 25 years of service

Saying ‘Yes!’ can be a life-changing choice, as Lyn Swan discovered when she signed up as an Interchange volunteer 25 years ago. Lyn was recognised at this week’s Gateways Support Services AGM for her decades...
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It Began with a Passion

“The staff make it my responsibility to focus on 2 or 3 kids.  I get to know them, help them and keep an eye on them”, Melissa said. In the Easter holidays Melissa put her...
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Volunteering Supports Children with Disabilities

Sharon has looked after Robert one night a month for the past 8 years, providing Robert with friendship and care as well as giving his grandfather who has raised Robert, some time to himself.  During this time the relationship has grown...
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Extra special Mother’s Day present for an extra special Mum!

As well as celebrating Mother’s Day this Sunday, National Volunteer Week begins on Monday 9 May until 15 May 2016. With both of these very important dates upon us, we wanted to take the opportunity...
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