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Corporate partner volunteering

Corporate partner volunteering

Our corporate partners provide support in many ways. Joining the Travellers Aid team as a corporate volunteer is a rewarding way to see first hand the impact our services make to the community and often, to their own customers. It’s so lovely when our corporate...

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Regional Disruptions Support

Regional Disruptions Support

Our support during metropolitan transport disruptions is well known. But we have recently made an impact during regional service disruptions, too. Over the past 8 months we have provided more than 2100 buggy assists during disruptions at Seymour and supported 721...

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Regional companion services

Regional companion services

Our regional companion service pilot program in the Latrobe Valley and a day trip for the residents from Rushall Retirement Village – how our Companion Service is building confidence by providing companionship and practical support. Travellers Aid has begun a regional...

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Delivering accessibility and inclusion services at events

Delivering accessibility and inclusion services at events

It has been another busy summer and autumn events season, with record numbers of people turning out to enjoy some of Melbourne’s major events. It’s such a pleasure to deliver accessibility and inclusion services that enable everyone to participate on their terms. The...

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Train chat leads to Ballarat volunteer role

Train chat leads to Ballarat volunteer role

Approaching retirement Jayne Mark knew she wanted to volunteer within her local Ballarat community. Thanks to a chance encounter on the train to Melbourne she discovered an opportunity to join Travellers Aid. Chatting with a fellow traveller who turned out to be the...

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Travellers Voice Winter 2024 Edition

Travellers Voice Winter 2024 Edition

Take access and inclusion further.A message from Travellers Aid CEO, Elias Lebbos. It's been a joy to witness the steady growth of our access and inclusion services across Melbourne and regional Victoria over the past year. From the record crowds at the F1 Australian...

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Eight steps to improving accessibility and inclusion

Eight steps to improving accessibility and inclusion

Community inclusion and access is within everyone’s ability A just and fair society allows every individual to live their best life. But stumbling blocks on the road to accessibility and inclusion are everywhere. While true equity is a continuous journey of...

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Supporting Accessible Transport for Country Patients

Supporting Accessible Transport for Country Patients

We are delighted to be the latest recipient of MediStays Philanthropy Program and look forward to supporting MediStays guests throughout 2024.   “For over 100 years Travellers Aid has been supporting regional travellers to connect and engage with their communities. We...

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Accessibility services rebuild independence and freedom

Accessibility services rebuild independence and freedom

From setting off on solo international trips to being afraid to catch a train to Melbourne, the effects of a traumatic injury were profound for Shepparton woman Janet Congues. But after discovering the many facets of Travellers Aid, she says her world opened up again...

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Companion Service is expanding to the Latrobe Valley

Companion Service is expanding to the Latrobe Valley

In 2024 we are conducting a pilot of our Companion Service, assisting people in the Latrobe Valley to travel to medical appointments via public transport. We are seeking applications from local volunteers to help us deliver this valuable service.  Volunteer Duties ...

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