Business feature: National Volunteer Week

DRIVE: If you are thinking of volunteering, MCCS is looking for volunteer drivers like Ron (pictured) to assist with transporting clients to and from outings and appointments.
DRIVE: If you are thinking of volunteering, MCCS is looking for volunteer drivers like Ron (pictured) to assist with transporting clients to and from outings and appointments.

Maitland Community Care Services (MCCS) is a local not for profit home and community care provider.

MCCS support frail, aged and people living with disability to remain living independently in their home and stay involved with their community.

‘We can help people with domestic assistance, meal preparation, personal care, social support, transport to appointments, lawns and gardens and meal delivery through our Meals on Wheels service,”  explains Peter Rothnie, General Manager of Maitland Community Care Services.

Volunteers are the backbone of the organisation and without them much of the work that MCCS does in Maitland would not be possible.

Each year compassionate community members volunteer their time, skills and energy to help Maitland Community Care Services to help the people of Maitland.

“Right now we are recruiting for volunteer drivers to transport clients to medical appointments and social outings,” said Mr Rothnie.

Drivers need to be available throughout the week including weekends.

Ideally volunteer drivers would be residents of Maitland LGA, with a strong knowledge of the local area.

“There is no special license or qualification needed, just a C Class drivers licence and clean driving record, and of course a willingness to get involved’ he added.

MCCS volunteers not only give time to support the organisation and clients, they are heavily involved in fundraising and helping to organise various events throughout the year.

To date, significant funds have been raised, and the group’s recent activities have enabled Maitland Community Care Services to purchase a refrigerated meal delivery truck which will service the Maitland community.

If you are considering volunteering or would like to know more about how to register to join the MCCS happy team of volunteers, then please call Tanya on 49 32 5755.

You can also find out more by visiting: www.mccs.org.au/volunteering/

Would you like to know how to access community support from MCCS?

If you’re over 65 (or over 50 ATSI) please contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or Maitland Community Care Services on 4932 5755 to discuss how they can help you.

Services are subsidised by the Federal Government and a range of support is available.

As the well known quote from Elizabeth Andrew says,

“Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time: they just have the heart.”

If you have the heart and would like to make a difference in your local community then talk to Maitland Community Care Services today.