Many organisations have found meaningful ways to give back to the community by volunteering. Read some of their stories and discover how your workplace can make a difference.
Goodman for Multiple Sclerosis
For over ten years Goodman staff have sent a team of cyclists to Wollongong in the MS Gong ride, raising important funds for MS and the people living with multiple sclerosis. The ‘Green Machine’ team faced strong head winds this year but made it safely down the coastal roads to the “Gong”.→ read more
“Those with less cycling prowess but who still wanted to make a difference to support MS, decided to do something completely different and joined together to undertake 2 gardening days in the Studdy MS Centre at Lidcombe. The team of 20 cleaned, weeded and mulched the gardens and repainted the rear pergola and deck.”
Goodman has supported MS for many years with various grants for the purchase of a mini van and Kanga vehicles in support of the Studdy Centre and other resources as part of their in-kind program. Goodman is a commercial and industrial property group that owns, develops and manages real estate globally. The Goodman Foundation is active in the community and thrives to help support people living with multiple sclerosis today and into the future.
Always willing to lend a hand to MS
For the past six years, DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club has provided much-needed volunteer support to our office based in Lidcombe, NSW.
Every month or so we receive an email asking whether we need help in administration or the garden, and once we confirm assistance is required, a DOOLEYS staff member spends a day helping with whatever tasks and jobs need to be done.
The DOOLEYS Community Volunteering Program encourages staff to engage with the local community while lending a helping hand to community organisations.→ read more
“Staff engagement and happiness is very important to DOOLEYS, and so is supporting the community – so this program just makes sense,” says DOOLEYS Community Relations Coordinator Tamara Lewis. “We hope for it to grow in years to come.”
Most recently it was new DOOLEYS staff member Patricia Maybir (pictured) who spent a day helping with a wide range of administration tasks.
Thank you DOOLEYS for your continuing contribution to MS!
Community Volunteering Day
The staff from Lendlease were at it again this year, supporting MS through their Community Volunteering Day. Lendlease has been a strong supporter of MS for the past six years, assisting by painting and carrying out general maintenance each year at the MS Studdy Centre in Lidcombe. → read more
This year a team of 28 Lendlease staff worked together to complete a major clean-up of our gardens, including planting new fruit trees and other shrubs in our residential services. The team worked really hard during the day and even brought with them their own food, with which they enjoyed a barbecue lunch.
Lendlease community day“This year is the 21st anniversary of Community Day at Lendlease. I join more than 3000 Lendlease volunteers across Australia and NZ to make a meaningful and positive contribution to the communities in which we operate,” said John Dahdah, Construction Manager and leader of the group for the past six years.
“We thank MS for allowing Lendlease to come each year and assist the MS Studdy Centre.”
The support of corporate volunteers such as Leadlease is very much appreciated and helps MS carry out jobs that limited funds prevent us from completing.