Consists of twelve staff members and around 170 wonderful volunteer staff members and it is only with the dedication and commitment of our devoted staff and volunteer staff that we are able to provide our quality services. If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer please contact us on 9763 9700.
AS CEO I provide overall management as well as setting the direction for Bridges into the future. I am excited by the opportunity this position affords in providing an excellent service to elderly frail aged people and people with a disability to ensure their ongoing independence whilst providing programs that support their health and wellbeing, reablement and restorative care.
I started working at Bridges as a PAG Coordinator but recently started the Community Access role. I am involved in many of the social activities we offer our local residents. Shopping assistance, sourcing the appropriate group for individual clients, phone-a-friend and friendly visiting is a small selection of the services we offer and these are the programs I help to co-ordinate. I thoroughly enjoy the many and varied aspect of my role and working with our wonderful group of volunteers is always a bonus.
I took over the role as Volunteer Coordinator in August 2012, and am very much enjoying placing volunteers in a variety of roles helping the local community. Volunteering is a great way to spend some time doing things you enjoy, meeting interesting people, getting involved in your community and maybe even gaining some new skills along the way?
I find my position here at Bridges rewarding and I love to hear the volunteer stories about the enjoyment in the role they have undertaken. I now have a shared role in Community Access where I am lucky to be meeting our new clients.
I re-joined Bridges in October this year after being away for 10 years. I’m back coordinating the Pet Companion Program (PCP) which is a fabulous program. The PCP matches volunteers with clients to support them with their pet care needs such as dog walking, grooming and transport to vet visits. The program has been supporting people in the community for many years now thanks to the efforts of its wonderful volunteers.
I started in August 2013 as the PAG Coordinator and I am enjoying every minute of it! The clients are all lovely and I enjoy spending time with them and seeing their smiling faces everyday.
Hellen takes groups from Carrington park that include craft, knitting and coffee clubs.
I joined Bridges in February 2009 as the Tuesday morning Mens woodwork coordinator. My involvement running these groups is very satisfying and indeed challenging. I find our many clients, volunteers and staff are a huge inspiration and I am privileged to be working with such a wonderful group of people.
My role is busy but very rewarding. I enjoy working with the woodwork clients and like assisting them in completing their projects.
I have been at Bridges since 2002 and 6 years of that time as a Volunteer Driver. My role is to co-ordinate drives in the South West Yarra Ranges, Planned Activity Group and in Knox. And when need be also do the occasional Volunteer Drive still.
I started with Bridges in October 2015 as the Transport Coordinator. My role is to coordinate transport for residents who are isolated in their homes and need to attend social activities and health appointments. I work with a great team of volunteers and staff. I am enjoying getting to know all the volunteer drivers and clients and being able to help them out. It makes my job very rewarding.
I joined the Bridges team at the beginning of April 2016.
My role as Receptionist is to answer the incoming calls and assist the Clients and Volunteers with their enquires. I feel extremely lucky to work with such a great group of people, including my work colleagues’, our clients and our volunteers.