Our History

About Us

Bridges Connecting Communities, (formerly Knox Community Volunteers), is a not-for-profit organisation that provides volunteer services to the local community to support independence and promote socialisation within our senior and disability community  who reside in their own home.

We were founded in 1975 by a visionary group of volunteers who recognised the needs of the elderly residents in the City of Knox.

Since this time, Bridges has succeeded in providing support to elderly residents and residents with a disability in the form of transport, social groups, community access and community support.  Encouraging engagement and social participation.  Being connected and valued within our community.

Our Vision

Bridges will deliver quality in outstanding services and programs that provides a positive impact on the welfare and wellbeing of its Consumers.

Our Mission

To empower elderly frail aged people and people with a disability and their carers to remain independent and participating members of our community; by developing a caring community of volunteer action and community based support, welcoming people with diverse characteristics and life experiences.


The services and programs of Bridges are available to residents who meet the following criteria:

  • Aged, frail, or have a disability
  • Reside in the City of Knox or South West Yarra Ranges
  • Live independently at home
  • Do not drive
  • Unable to access public transport
  • At risk of isolation